WOOD, WOOD AND
MORE WOOD For the shower surround, I used clear 1x4 tongue-and- groove clear Southern Yellow Pine. On one side, it’s beaded and V-jointed for use as panel- ing, and the other is square for use as flooring. I love this stuff. The bead and the V-joint com- bine to make vertical lines and texture that make the shower space feel taller, and they also team up to channel water down and away from the wall. The tongue-and-groove joints lock it all together so water of any real consequence can’t get through. Most of my anxiety attacks were about the end grain. That’s where wood is most absorbent. To keep water away
After coating their backs with Spar urethane, the tongue-and-groove cladding is installed as the shower surround.