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How To Create the Easiest Box Shelving For My Outdoor Shower


Taking a shower in the dead of winter may sound crazy but not if you have all the comforts. I needed shelving for my outdoor shower space to store towels and soaps. So I added floating box shelves. They are inexpensive to make and very versatile. Not only do these storage boxes look nice, but they are very easy to build. You can make a combination of different sizes and depths. They are perfect for any space.

I know its in the middle of winter in most of the U.S, but here in South Carolina, we still get temperatures in the 70’s.  (Don’t hate me for it.) Last week we had a week of warm weather and I was able to use my shower after a workout. I love taking showers outside it may be unconventional but don’t knock it until you try it. It truly feels invigorating.



  • Cedar Planks
  • Level
  • Miter Saw
  • Liquid nails
  • Mini cabinet nails.
  • Hammer

Steps to Make the Storage Boxes

Step 1:

I chose three different sizes, 12 by 12, 14 by 14 and 22 by 16. The cedar planks are super easy and lightweight to work with. I used a miter saw to cut the measurements. Make sure you use a level when cutting the dimensions.

Step 2:

Fasten four sides with liquid nails, I added some masking tape to hold the ends together.

Step 3:

With tini cabinet nails I hammered the ends together as in the picture. Hammer lightly to give the shelving the extra support it will need.



I did not want anything bulky or heavy when choosing the wood. I choose Cedarsafe planks because I love the red cedar against the white wood in the shower enclosure. It’s eco-friendly and smells good. The box contains  15 square feet. You can get them at Homedepot.


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  1. I am soooooooooooooooooooooo jealous right now. I’ve wanted an outdoor shower for such a long time and yours has to be one of the prettiest ones I’ve ever seen. Love the storage boxes you added on the walls too. Such a neat idea and it fits with the whole look so beautifully. Pinning

    1. Michele, you are so nice, glad you like them. The weather has been mixed warm one day and cold the next. But I did try it last week and it was fun.

      1. Hi Maria! I love your outdoor shower!!! Any chance you have the plans or details on slats, gaps, etc.? I would love details! Thanks!

  2. Great post, Maria!
    Very clever addition to your outside shower! The cedar plank boxes look amazing

    1. Thank so much, glad you like them, its going to be very useful for me in the warmer months.

  3. Absolutely stunning! Perfect for those warm Spring and Summer days. Love his. Jealous over here 😉

    1. Don’t be its cold temps over here so I can’t use it et, but once the weather warms up ill turn it on.

  4. Oh, so pretty, Maria! What a neat option to have the shower outside (although I have to be honest, I would freak a little that people would be peeking in the slats! LOL!) Love the stool and money tree in the corner, too! It all looks so spa-like!

    1. lol, normally would wear a bathing suit, but if not I do have my robe handy and no neighbors that close. Maria

  5. This entire space is amazing, your shelves came out beautiful!

    1. Thanks, wish it would warm up, we did have warm weather 2 weeks ago. Its back to being cold.

  6. What a great idea to have an outdoor shower. We are in the freezing zone right now. I think the box shelving is perfect and the look is simple and practical too.

  7. I love the smell of cedar planks and we have a box still in storage (Hubby picked up from repack as misdirected returns when he worked at his last company) and this would be wonderful to make some mini shelving! Great idea and I pinned to my DIY Projects and Ethereal Bathrooms boards for you and our readers. <3

    Enjoy that outdoor shower,
    Barb 🙂

  8. Again… love these, Maria! Thanks for sharing on Homestyle Gathering! Hope to see you tomorrow!

  9. You have an outdoor shower!!! I am in love! And I love the fact that your shelves are natural color against the white. Quite beautiful!
    🙂 gwingal

  10. Hi! Do rocks this size hurt your feet while standing on them? They look SO NICE, but I worry they’d be painful!

    1. No my friend, the rocks are smooth, they actually feel great on the bottom of my feet.

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