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Outdoor showers go upscale

 

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Oborain makes prefab outdoor showers that can be assembled in 30 minutes and plumbed with garden hoses. Each modern-style shower has a stainless-steel frame, a deck made from the Brazilian hardwood cumaru and wall panels made from dark red meranti, a hardwood from Malaysia that resists weathering and splitting. The shower fixture has a shower head with three settings, including pulsating massage, as well as a thermostatic temperature control.

The showers can be installed permanently or disassembled to move or store.

More on Oborain showers, including ordering information, can be found at www.oborain.com.

ON THE SHELF

Ana White’s interest in building furniture grew out of desperation.

White built her first piece because she and her husband couldn’t afford good furniture, and she refused to waste money on low-quality pieces as a stopgap. Since then, she’s built hundreds of projects as well as a following for ana-white.com, a website where she teaches others how to create her pieces.

Now White is sharing some of her favorite projects in , The Handbuilt Home (Potter Craft, $22.99 in softcover). The book contains instructions for 34 inexpensive projects that White says are achievable even by people without woodworking skills or elaborate tools.

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