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mmhendrie 03-24-2009 06:14 PM

framing a wall for a shower door
guys - i'm building a shower, with one of those glass frameless doors. How do I make sure it has enough support to open/close without falling off? A standard piece of 2"x4", nailed in like a stud where the hinges are expected to be? How about a piece of 4"x4" instead - greater strength and a bit more flexibility on hinge placement?

Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated!

II Weeks 03-24-2009 07:08 PM

are you sure where its going to be exactly? Then you can double or triple 2X4's or put a piece of 2X6 between tow 2X4's on flat. 4X4 will work but over kill.

mmhendrie 03-24-2009 08:16 PM

isn't two 2x4's the same as doing a 4x4? If so, I think I'd prefer the 4x4 - just, if the hinge goes through the middle of 2 2x4's, it might not get much "bite"? or am I wrong on this?

II Weeks 03-24-2009 08:17 PM

no, youre right! do it your way. it will be fine

mmhendrie 03-24-2009 08:19 PM

ok! :)

I assume I mount the 4x4 as a 2x4 (first time doing this!) - 2 nails on one side, one on the other, 60 degree angle, top and bottom? Does it need any other support, or just framing it into a wall like this be ok?

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