SHOWER CURTAIN BAR BEAM + PROGRESS PICTURES
We have been waiting forever (literally since November) for the plumbing fixtures to arrive for this bathroom. In the meantime, the finishing touches have been completed and I think it is safe to say the shower beam is the crowd favourite.
I do not like the look of shower curtain rods; I prefer to cover them. This presented the perfect opportunity to add a beam! I love to incorporate wooden elements in every space.
I had a lot of questions come in about the beam, so I thought I would answer them here.
Q: Is the curtain rod inside the beam?
A: The curtain rod is behind the beam. Inside the shower, you can see the rod.
Q: How did you make the beam?
A: The beam is a solid piece of wood. We used 2×8 pine and stained it.
Q: How did you install the beam?
A: We cut the ends of the beam to fit the contour of each wall it sits between. One end is shiplap and the beam is lined up with one of the shiplap grooves. We cut that end of the beam such that the beam continues into the groove. The other end has the tile metal edge, aluminum cap, and shiplap, all at different projections. We matched the end of the beam to this contour. The beam is fastened to a firring strip behind.
We are still waiting for the plumber to come to install the fixtures and for the glass and mirror to arrive. Once the mirror arrives, the sconces can be installed! And then the room is DONE!
Here are a few more progress pictures.