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Old 09-07-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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I saw a lowe's commercial a few time's here lately and there is a women who does a wall niche with a glass backsplash, and i believe it had trim work at the bottom(kinda like a window seal). I thought of doing one in my bathroom and was wondering the best way to do this. Here's the pic at what i'm working with...

1) (cut the stud in wall and reinforce?) Center and frame it with 2x4's?

2) Drywall and Corner bead's?

3) Tape the inside corners or paintable caulk?

I have searched alot and only come back with expensive pre-made stuff.

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Old 09-07-2011, 02:20 PM   #2
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If you don't want to pay for a pre-made niche, build one yourself.

So what's the question if there is a question?

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Old 09-07-2011, 05:10 PM   #3
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Anybody else got any suggestions on how you personally like to build them? Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2011, 05:14 PM   #4
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After all I have done for you, you just throw me under the bus like that???

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Bud stop!! I almost feel outta my seat laughing. You're a dang trip! I ass-u-me i'm on the right track then hey??
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I ass-u-me i'm on the right track then hey??
Oh yow...sorry. I thought you had a plan already.

I would build the frame separate from the wall first, it is easier to square things up that way. Then once you have the box built to size scribe it to the 2X's that interfere and cut out that section of 2X. Slide the box in its place and screw back to the severed 2X. You could brace it some more if need be but it won't be necessary because the drywall will hold everything in place. Glue the drywall to the frame. Then also glue the drywall inside the frame. Don't bang on it or try to screw it. Mud the junctures and it is ready for paint after sanding a little.

This IS NOT in a shower is that correct?
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You liked my plan huh??? Bud yer gettin old if ya think a shower is goin in by my light switch Thanks for the advice! The drywall forum is slow...let's move it back to the floor department then...
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Bud yer gettin old if ya think a shower is goin in by my light switch
Well I'm not getting any younger - that's a fact. We see some really strange stuff around here from time to time and some people float in here with outrageously goofy ideas sometimes and they want our blessings and for us to sprinkle Holy Water over their conjuring. I had to ask.
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