Originally Posted by brockmiera
Why would you use 2x2's and then a 2x10?
Couple of reasons: (understand that this is a nearly 60 year old home...built when codes where for someone else...walls aren't exactly parallel to joists, etc.)
1. I sistered the existing studs in order to make them veritcal. One of the studs was warped...crown back...with about a half inch bow in the middle...so, toenailing wasn't an option. And, since necessity is the mother of invention...lol...I came up with idea number 2. Very sturdy, I might add. I can see why this might be confusing, but envision this...half a 2x4 mounted to a stud 1.5 inches from front of stud...then 2x8 or 2x10 cut to width and then screwed to them.
2. By putting in the bracing, actually a ripped 2x4's, screwed to the studs, and then 2x10's screwed to them, it makes for a much stronger block.
I'd take a picture, but I already have the insulation up...and if I decide to put in a seat, I'm going to have to take out a small amount so that I can put in the bracing for the seat.
I'm just wondering if it's feasible to put a wall mounted shower seat in a shower with an acrylic surround. I was looking for some experiences from some of the pros, if possible. Yes, no, or maybe...anything actually. LOL.
Thanks for responding...