Best shower/tub option for log cabin walls


Old 12-03-12, 08:41 AM
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Question Best shower/tub option for log cabin walls

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I am looking for suggestions as to what I can do with this space for a shower/tub. (Attached photo - hopefully it works?) My husband and I are taking over my MIL's house in the spring - she is moving into our in-law apartment. She will be taking her claw foot tub with her, leaving us a 6' space to fill, with two log walls. We are trying to do something QUICK, and cost effective. It would also be nice if we put in something that could possibly later be taken out - in case we decide to do another claw foot tub or a whirl pool style tub later down the road. In that case though, we would not want the log walls to be covered by sheet rock.

Can a single unit shower/tub be placed against log walls without sheet rock?
Is my only option to put a corner shower stall against the 3' sheet rocked wall?

Thanks for the help.
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Old 12-03-12, 12:19 PM
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Welcome to the forums! I would go ahead and plan on a claw foot tub for present use. Trying to put in a conventional tub set up will create more problems, as you must seal it against the walls and that would definitely take away from the log walls. In addition, a shower on a conventional tub will requiring waterproofing the walls with tile, or other covering. Besides it looks "cabiny" to have it like that.
Old 12-03-12, 12:35 PM
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Your wood walls look fairly smooth, and I'm guessing most of the settling of the timbers has already taken place. I would suggest you go with a one piece shower pan with solid surface walls. Would do minimal damage to the wood and would get you up and running fairly quickly. The only drawback is........price.

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Old 12-04-12, 11:16 AM
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There appears to be a shower over this tub with a full-surround curtain.

Have you thought of leaving this in place and installing a new claw foot tub and shower in your in-law apartment?
Old 12-04-12, 11:38 AM
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IMO I would install a one piece tub/shower. It can be removed later if needed. Measure and build out the right wall as needed.
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Does that wall behind the tub have a window in it?
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And in case you dont have an enormous door to bring a one piece enclosure through they are also available in stackabe sections that you caulk.together.

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