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Old 03-24-2009, 06:32 PM   #1
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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!

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Old 03-25-2009, 07:18 AM   #2
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Those doors are heavy, so there needs to at least be a stud where the hinges land. A double stud(jack/king) as in a standard door opening is ideal.

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Old 03-25-2009, 11:55 AM   #3
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which is stronger 2 2x4, or 1 4x4?
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Old 03-26-2009, 06:32 AM   #4
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2-2x4 glued together. In effect, it is a lam beam.
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