The Outdoor Shower: Creative design ideas for backyard living, from the functional to the fantastic

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Designer/builder Ethan Fierro celebrates summer with this collection of original outdoor shower designs that he’s discovered across North America. He offers dozens of designs to choose from, all pictured in stunning color photographs, ranging from a simple showerhead on the side of your cottage to semi-detached and freestanding structures. Fierro also includes an overview of basic plumbing and structural requirements, along with suggestions for using a wide range of building materials, such as stone, wood, metal,...

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The Outdoor Shower: Creative design ideas for backyard living, from the functional to the fantastic

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Overview

Designer/builder Ethan Fierro celebrates summer with this collection of original outdoor shower designs that he’s discovered across North America. He offers dozens of designs to choose from, all pictured in stunning color photographs, ranging from a simple showerhead on the side of your cottage to semi-detached and freestanding structures. Fierro also includes an overview of basic plumbing and structural requirements, along with suggestions for using a wide range of building materials, such as stone, wood, metal, frosted glass blocks, earth, concrete, tile, stucco, and landscape vegetation. His plans are environmentally sound and incorporate cost-saving techniques, with ideas for repurposing found and recycled materials.

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Editorial Reviews

Akron Beacon Journal - Mary Beth Breckenridge
“The book covers all the practical aspects you need to know before building an outdoor shower.”—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal
Hartford Courant - Nancy Schoeffler
“The ideas just flow on how to create one of these escapist retreats for yourself.”—Nancy Schoeffler, Hartford Courant
From the Publisher
“The book covers all the practical aspects you need to know before building an outdoor shower…[H]e also includes plenty of photos of showers, from elegant glass block enclosures to simple setups supplied by garden hoses, that will make you wish for the opportunity to scrub up al fresco.”

Mary Beth Breckenridge, McClatchy Newspapers

Akron Beacon Journal
“The book covers all the practical aspects you need to know before building an outdoor shower.”—Mary Beth Breckenridge, Akron Beacon Journal
— Mary Beth Breckenridge
Hartford Courant
“The ideas just flow on how to create one of these escapist retreats for yourself.”—Nancy Schoeffler, Hartford Courant
— Nancy Schoeffler
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580175524
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 799,139
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Ethan Fierro is a designer and builder who specializes in Asianinspired designs for teahouses, meditation huts, lanterns, fountains, gardens, land sculpture, and stone arrangements. Currently, he works with Michael Singer, Inc. on large public sculpture installations. Ethan lives in western Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Shower Basics

Finding the Right Spot, Water Supply, Hot Water, Plumbing Considerations, Water Drainage, The Shower Floor, Walls and Enclosures, Fixtures, Lighting the Shower

2 Choosing Building Materials

Wood, Stone, Tile, Brick, Glass, Concrete, Metal, Stucco and Plaster, Bamboo

3 Permanent Outdoor Showers

The Minimalist Shower, The Enclosed/Attached Shower, The Semi-Detached Shower, The Fully Detached Shower, The Indoor-Outdoor Shower

4 Temporary Showers

The Solar Shower, The Fixed-Location Camp Shower, The Entomo Shower, The Opportunistic Shower

5 Planning and Design

Budget and Schedule, Finding a Good Contractor, Design Ideas

Resources

Acknowledgments

Index

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