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J187 04-13-2009 02:12 PM

Look at this pic, and tell if you would do this or not - bathroom wall.
 
I am tiling a shower above my bathtub. The problem is, on the wet side, the wall extends only about 3/4" further than the tub. Making it impossible to get a tile to run down the side of the tub. On the other side, one full 3" surface bullnose will extend down the side of the tub. Originally, I had resigned myself to stopping the wetside tile right at the tub's edge and taping and mudding and painting underneath. What I can't do, is build that wall out anymore because at the other side of that wall is the door, extending the wall by a couple inches would encroach into the doors rough opening space. My new idea, was too frame out just one 2x4 at the very corner of the wall where it meets the wet side and creat a little, soffit-looking extension in the wall. This would allow my to keep the door openeing the same and match identically the full bullnose on each side of the tub. What do you guys think?


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...athlookone.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y15...athLooktwo.jpg

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-13-2009 02:36 PM

Brilliant!

J187 04-13-2009 02:40 PM

So I take it you don't think it will look odd

Addicted 04-13-2009 02:43 PM

I see no reason not to do that, other than the extra work. I always look at that kind of stuff and say, if I hate it in 5 to 10 years (or sooner), how hard is it to undoo at the next remodel?

Addicted 04-13-2009 02:45 PM

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Originally Posted by J187 (Post 259281)
So I take it you don't think it will look odd

I think it could look nice. You going to use a curtain or a glass door? Either way, your mini wall will set off the opening a bit.

Gary in WA 04-13-2009 02:56 PM

Very unprofessional. If a sliding shower door, put it in first, tile to it. I liked your other idea better. Or, if the door is bigger than a 2'4", replace it with a 2'4" and hold it away from tub - 2". Be safe, GBAR

bjbatlanta 04-13-2009 03:29 PM

Your idea will work fine. GBAR, he's talking about the entrance door to the bathroom itself. He can't furr the whole wall out to get the right return on that side of the tub, due to the entry door's location....

J187 04-13-2009 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bjbatlanta (Post 259308)
Your idea will work fine. GBAR, he's talking about the entrance door to the bathroom itself. He can't furr the whole wall out to get the right return on that side of the tub, due to the entry door's location....

yes exactly. Right that abutting wall that makes the corner with the wet wall had the door entrance at the other end. Its already a tight squeeze and the door is backed up on the other side to a closet so not only can I not lessen the door opening, theres not even any room to move the door over.

Scuba_Dave 04-13-2009 04:36 PM

I wouldn't do it myself

J187 04-13-2009 04:55 PM

I think I'll do it in drywall, take a real pic and post again. That will give us a better idea...

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-14-2009 03:39 AM

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Originally Posted by J187 (Post 259341)
I think I'll do it in drywall, take a real pic and post again. That will give us a better idea...

The only correct answer to this is.. do YOU like it?

Mop in Hand 04-14-2009 11:18 PM

I'm liking it. I believe you will be much happier with the look of the tile. Uneven bullnose is not a pretty picture, but it's not the end of the world either.

imola ghost 04-15-2009 02:28 PM

Why not just buy/find a wider tube and that would take it all the way to the edge.

J187 04-16-2009 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Mop in Hand (Post 260096)
I'm liking it. I believe you will be much happier with the look of the tile. Uneven bullnose is not a pretty picture, but it's not the end of the world either.

Thanks. I think so too and I've gone ahead with it. I figure, drywall it and mud it. I should know then if I like it and it won't be too late to take it out if not.

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Originally Posted by imola ghost (Post 260403)
Why not just buy/find a wider tube and that would take it all the way to the edge.

I'm not sure I follow.

imola ghost 04-16-2009 09:01 AM

Maybe I am misunderstanding your description.


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