Welcome to the DoItYourself Forums!

To post questions, help other DIYers and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our DIY community. It's free!

Framing a Sunken Shower

Jack Sparrow's Avatar
New Member

Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 67

01-26-07, 11:14 AM   #1  
Framing a Sunken Shower

I'm in the process of remodeling the master bath in our house. In the remaking of the shower I would prefer to go with no curb and even more preferably I would like a slightly sunken shower-- 6" or so.

How difficult is it to adjust the framing necessary to sink this shower 6" below the existing joist level and how is it done.


Sponsored Links
Jeff Matthews's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 155

01-26-07, 12:15 PM   #2  
I take it you have pier and beam foundation. It's not that difficult to do. You'll need blocks, maybe a 4 x 6" beam and joist material. Just look at how the rest of the house is done by crawling under. Then, picture the same idea in the shower area - only smaller and lower.

Make sure you plan ahead for your drain line. You don't want new blocks, beam or joists in the way.

Search this Thread