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Old 12-15-2011, 02:46 AM   #1
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Niche, Glass shelf to back wall?


It is kind of weird only leaving 1/6th of the tile intact. Do you think this is a bad idea?

Could not find anything suitable to make the walls for the niche locally... So I am using the bullnose and a small strip behind it. (not the best solution.)

This design requires putting the glass in the thinset on the back wall. (into the back tile not in front of it,) to allow allows more tile to be placed infront of the glass like a frame in. I will be cutting a notch into the the 3" bullnose about 2.5" to support the shelf and leaving around 1/2" to come out beyond the glass. I am not fond of the idea of having the glass not framed in.

Again, is this a bad idea? Please see pics.

Glass just does not look as good if it is not framed in when it is supported by the tile.


Just to clarify:
I want to cut a long notch in the bullnose to hold the glass shelf, but leave the front of the bullnose in tact to make the glass look framed in. I do not want the front edge of the glass in the tile exposed.
This design requires putting the glass all the way into the thinset on the back wall. This recesses the glass shelf further in the niche and allows more tile in front of it.
Is the notch a bad idea? Perhaps I should cut the bullnose down to a pencil like size and put a wider piece of regular tile behind it?
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