Step By Step Instructions To Build A PVC Shower Chair
If your loved ones are hurt or incapacitated, shower chairs allow them to do so on their own. Shower chairs purchased from stores are pricey. Making your own enables you to cut costs while giving the consumer independence. Shower chairs cannot be made of wood or metal like regular chairs since the moisture in the shower will cause the materials to rust or mildew. Polyvinyl chloride, or PVC, is the material of choice for a shower chair. PVC is designed to resist damage from shower wetness.
- Woven Mesh Fabric & Scissors
- 11 2-By-22-Inch PVC Pipes
- Straight Pins
- Sewing Machine & Thread
- 2 Four-Way PVC Pipe Fittings
- 2 Three-Way PVC Pipe Fittings
- 2 90-Degree Angle Pipe Fittings
- 4 18-By-2-Inch PVC Pipes
Step By Step Instructions
- Cut Two Pieces Of Woven Mesh
Cut two woven mesh pieces that are 28 x 28 inches. On both fabric pieces, cut a 3-by-3-inch square out of each corner. Both squares should be completely encircled with a 2-by-22-inch PVC pipe. Lay the fabric 1 inch apart, then pin it in place. Take out the pipes and use a sewing machine that is set to a straight stitch to sew along the straight pins. Cut the straight pins out.
- Reinsert The PVC Pipes On One Mesh Square
Replacing the PVC pipes requires doing so in the four pockets on one mesh square. The seat of the chair is made by joining the four pipes using two three-way and two four-way PVC pipe fittings.
- Reinsert PVC Pipes On Second Mesh Square
In three of the pockets on the second mesh square, reposition three PVC pipes. The back of the chair is made by joining the three pipes together using two 90-degree pipe fittings. By putting the open ends of the two back pipes into the open ends of the four-way pipe fittings of the seat, you can join the back of the chair with the seat you made in Step 2.
- Create A Chair Base And Four Legs
Using four PVC pipes measuring 22 by 2 inches, make a square. Four three-way pipe fittings are used to join the four pipes together. To make a chair base and four legs, insert an 18-by-2-inch PVC pipe into each of the three-way connections' open ends.
- Place The Seat Of The Chair Onto The Legs
By putting the 18-inch pipes into the chair's seat's open joints, you can position the seat of the chair onto the legs.
Use PVC adhesive on the ends of each pipe before joining them for a more stable connection. If you decide to use PVC adhesive, give it at least 24 hours to dry before using the chair. For your particular needs, adjust the height and seat breadth as appropriate.