|St Mary's Loch|
So in the past week I've started on the one and only room in the lodge - a bathroom. I spent a good few days considering whether interior walls would prevent me getting access to the rest of the Lodge since my big spade hands don't work well in teeny spaces. The roof will be the last thing to go on so I have time to think about that potential problem.
The bathroom is tiny; barely enough room to put in a shower, toilet and sink. I cut a 235 x 115mm 'L' out of 6mm thick MDF for the back and side wall. Then cut a 170 x 75mm hole out of the smallest wall, to house a regular size door.
I can't really tell you why I chose these proportions for the bathroom except to say that it looked okay when eyeing the rest of the room and the width is close to a standard size walk-in shower cubicle.
The door was the first thing I made - 167 x 72 (which gives me 3mm shuffle room to put in the vertical and head jamb) I really wanted to continue the theme of square/rectangle windows through the lodge so I cut two windows into the bathroom door. This was made in exactly the same way as the sliding window - a sandwich of wood-wood-glass-wood.
The door is close to the thickness of the wall. I've used 2mm cherry, then 1mm ply, then another 2mm cherry (see...wood sandwich). The 'glass' is 1mm plastic sheet that I sanded with 1000 grit sandpaper. This makes it appear frosted. You can buy frosting spray but I've never had much luck with that stuff (i.e. a fly or dust always lands on it when it's still wet)
I used the same satin black ebony stain on the door as the exterior. It just needs a set of handles and the architrave to finish it off.
Next, a shower tray.
It's very simple - a base and a 'frame' shape glued together and then painted to make it look like composite plastic.
I've borrowed a Lenham Pottery modern toilet from another build to get an idea of space.I may need something smaller, wall-hung maybe, to maximise what I can fit into there.
Next - a theme
I've opted for subway tiles set at a diagonal for the shower cubicle wall. The rest is painted Steel Parade by Dulux which looks far more blue in the picture above, than it actually is. The floor is going to be made up with a lot of formica sample tiles in a plum colour.
I like that they are textured with microdots. They look like the anti-slip rubber flooring that I have in my own bathroom.
Well that is about it. I really need to catch up on everyone's blogs and start tile cutting.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend