How To Build A Bathtub Base

how to build a bathtub base step 1 lay out the size and shape of the tub and build a frame of 2by4s join the lumber using butt joints and at least 3 screws per joint the minimum spacing of the framing lumber should be 16 inches install side walls at right angles to the floor but angle the back of the tub so that is comfortable to lean against, if needed use 2x4 lumber to frame in the box that will serve as the form for the concrete pour check local building codes for the correct concrete depth and the required size and thickness for the rubber membrane the shower in this project will be flush with the side of the whirlpool bath so the frame needed to extend under the tub overhang

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the process of building a shower ground up is difficult there are many aspects there is an order in doing each task and there are dangers if not done right in this video i cover things people

build the framework for the platform from 2 x 4s and 34inch exteriorgrade plywood using nails and deck screws to fasten them together the height of the platform should allow for the plywood decking plus the thickness of backerboard thinset mortar and tile and allow a 14inch expansion gap between the tub and the finish material, heres a way to make a base thats solid and secure as well as neat clean and attractive an example of base planning measure the area youll need measure the diameter of the hot tub and add several feet around it for example if your tub is 5 feet across you may want to plan on a base thats 7 by 7 feet