In designing the Oborain shower, we have carefully chosen materials for their beauty, durability, sustainability, and ease of maintenance.

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outdoor shower oborain dark red merenti


Our standard shower deck is made from 5/4" ipê, a sustainably harvested Brazilian hardwood that has rich color and grain, is extremely strong, and highly resistant to rot and weathering. Without preservatives, ipê decking has a 25+ year lifespan; this can easily be extended through periodic application of a wood/deck preservative. Decks are also available in Thermory (heat-treated Northeastern ash) and FSC-certified plantation teak.

Our standard wood panels are made from Dark Red Meranti, a hardwood from Malaysia that is often confused with Mahogany. The Meranti ranges in color from deep russet to light orange, giving a warm glow to the enclosure. It resists weathering and checking (splitting), is 100% certified by the Malaysian Timber Council to meet sustainability standards (see below). Also available for panels are knotty or clear cedar and Thermory.

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outdoor shower stainless steel base frame

stainless steel

Our frames are crafted from ¾" x 1 ½" stainless steel tubing (304), welded locally and polished by hand in our shop to a 400-grit finish, giving the steel a soft reflective luster.

All of the hardware, including screws, hinges, handles, and clasps, as well as the optional bath hooks and soap tray are stainless steel (304 or 316).

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outdoor shower Axor Citterio

Hansgrohe/Axor Thermostatic Showerpipes

We offer two different shower fixtures by Hansgrohe/Axor: the Hansgrohe Croma Green Showerpipe and the Axor Citterio Thermostatic Showerpipe.  Both fixtures blend superb German engineering with sleek and elegant minimalist design.  Additionally, both fixtures offer:

  • Built-in thermostatic control valve, allowing the user to set a constant water temperature, while providing scald-protection.  This feature alone sets the Oborain shower apart from any other outdoor shower we've seen.
  • Showerheads offering a deeply satisfying, soaking spray.
  • Handshower pieces offering three different spray modes.
  • Highly durable chrome finish.

Check out our shower fixtures page for a more detailed discussion of these two exceptional fixtures.

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