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Unread 04-26-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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Niche design question

Hello all,
I didnt add this to my daves stem shower post, because its kind of off subject.

I'm kinda at a stand still. I have done several tile jobs in the past, but this one is the biggest, and i want to make it real nice. Anyway, i am using 18 x 18 polished travertine. I love the strone look. Anyway i am up to the niche's one in the steam shower one out. And i can decide how i want them. Being they are in the wall after tile, they are only about 3 inches deep. I want to put in some kind of bootom that sticks out a bit, maybe an inch. I tried glueing two pieces together, then rounding them off, but it doesnt look right. Does anyone have any good ideas, or sites to go too !. i am also stumped on how i want to border it. I looked through the library already. just want it too look special, since my ass is going to be sitting in there alot.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
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I ran into the same issue and decided to use 2cm granite for the shelves. I used the same granite for other accents and counter tops.
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Unread 04-26-2010, 02:04 PM   #3
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Here's Uncle Daves stone shelf tutorial.

http://www.johnbridge.com/vbulletin/...ad.php?t=65976

You could maybe use a border or picture frame around the niche of a different tile, or bullnose, or different size tile, or.... pretty much anything. You can also do the same on the inside at the back of the niche... mix it up a little. Maybe some smaller tiles on a 45.....
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Unread 04-26-2010, 02:05 PM   #4
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That looks really good Brian.
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yes brian, real nice niche there!

Most of the stone shop around here have piles upon piles of remanant material. I usually just go ask if i can pick through it. usually you can find some real nice pieces for real cheap. I cut them on my wet saw to fit and then polish em' up.
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