My grandfather is coming to stay with me a few weeks and I'd like to find a stool or bench for him to use in the guest shower. I've found some really ugly ones online, but I'd like to find something a bit more visually appealing that I could keep in there all the time. Perhaps something in Teak? Does anyone have ideas on where I could find something cool? Thanks! Jake
The Hinoki Stool from Design Within Reach is exactly what you are looking for — but expensive at $300. It's made of Japanese cedar and is the same kind of stool used in Japanese saunas. We found some other cedar and teak options but many were folding, which didn't seam stable in a shower.
If you have a tub, you could use the Hinoki Tub Bench, made from the same rot-resistant cedar, which is only $100.