Inspiration for an eclectic patio remodel in Portland with decking

Backyard Bath House

Eclectic Patio, Portland

After a lilac tree died and left a hole in the southwest corner of our back yard, we briefly entertained the idea of adding an expensive hot tub. After coming across this great clawfoot tub at a local salvage store for $100, I conceived this three-season bathhouse instead. A plumber installed a hot water bibb on the side of the house and a concealed, heavy duty hot water hose supplies water to the tub. A bamboo privacy screen can be lowered in the front and a vintage lye soap box is transformed into an ambient light fixture for atmospheric night soaking. Towel hooks, river rock and a simple cedar deck complete the spa-like experience. Photo, design and construction by Sloan Schang
Inspiration for an eclectic patio remodel in Portland with decking - Houzz

Questions About This Photo (5)

kellysipad wrote:April 8, 2014
  • swelldone
    6 years ago
    Hi - The 1x6 cedar boards are nailed to 4x4 pressure treated posts that are laid horizontally on a packed gravel base. That makes it heavy enough to lay fairly flat, but for extra stability I found some 2' long metal garden stakes that I pounded into the ground at regular intervals around the deck, the stakes are attached to the 4x4 posts.
  • kellysipad
    6 years ago
    Thank you so much! This made my day. Can't wait to get started
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