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Published on August 8th, 2014 | by Jules

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Shower base from IKEA SAMLA plastic box





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Material: SAMLA box

This is a shower base created with Ikea’s plastic box, SAMLA.

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As I did not find a regular shower base that could fit in the space I had for it, I had to create it with Ikea’s box. For this, I made a wooden platform in order to elevate the box and be able to connect the water pipe. It works perfectly and better than a regular shower base. As the box is high, the water never comes out.

Note: For safety, you may want to place an anti-slip mat inside the base. ~ Jules

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16 Responses to Shower base from IKEA SAMLA plastic box

  1. Joe says:

    For the love of sanity, dismount it immediately. Serious risk of trip and fall. There is a reason shower bases are not that high.

  2. Stella says:

    Showers in baths are that high, aren’t they?

  3. Saskia says:

    If needed, there are lower versions of this thing…
    But a glass wall (whatever those are called) can be rather expensive. So this is a great (temp) solution.
    Because finding a standard shower cabin smaller then 70×70 cm is almost impossible unless you make it yourself …

  4. sajenna says:

    Honestly it’s an amazing solution for very small bathroom. A very good idea. Thanks.

  5. Rebecca says:

    Is the water supply coming off the toilet water? If so how do you get hot water? I would love to do this setup in my power room but thought I couldn’t fit it in a shower. Love how you did it!

    • Sandra Calisto says:

      Hi Rebeca, the water is not comming from the w.c., but you could use this connection the take water to the shower. To drain the water from the shower base you could use also the connection directly to the pipe behind the w.c.

  6. Davor says:

    That is not thick enough plastic and is potentially dangerous.

  7. Anthony says:

    Possibly one of the most unusual use of IKEA I’ve seen, but credit to you for making the space you had available to you w

  8. Anthony says:

    Possibly one of the most unusual use of IKEA I’ve seen, but credit to you for making the space you had available to you work f

  9. Anthony says:

    Possibly one of the most unusual use of IKEA I’ve seen, but credit to you for making the space you had available to you work for you.

  10. NaQ says:

    Great hack. Looking to build a shower for my photography studio and this would work great. Curious what is that hose for on the right side of the image next to the toilet.

  11. coquelicotte says:

    Great cheap idea for our dog´s shower!

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