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Unread 02-13-2016, 08:37 AM   #481
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Another one, with beveled edges.

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Unread 03-18-2016, 05:22 AM   #482
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Pics of my most recent hack job.
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Unread 03-18-2016, 06:27 AM   #483
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Wow, you guys are taking niche creation to a new level! Almost makes me wish I was back in business. I'd be copying some ideas.
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Unread 03-18-2016, 07:47 AM   #484
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Sweet niche, Cary! What did you use for the shelves?
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Unread 03-18-2016, 08:54 AM   #485
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The washcloth bar is a neat idea!!
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Unread 03-18-2016, 01:10 PM   #486
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Raising the bar there Cary. Well done!
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Unread 03-18-2016, 01:46 PM   #487
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Looks like copper. I like the washcloth bar.
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Unread 03-18-2016, 04:01 PM   #488
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Thanks guys, but the niche didn't really turn out as I had hoped. The bar idea was a collaboration between the interior designer I'm working for and myself. We were trying to come up with a solution that would serve as both a grab bar and wash cloth holder in a smaller shower in order to eliminate protrusions into the showering space. The depth of the niche (2" x 4" studs) was not conducive to make the bar ADA compliant so this was the compromise. The shelves are solid 3/4" x 3/4" and 3/4" x 1/2" copper bar. The grab bar/washcloth holder is 3/4" L gauge copper tubing. I installed the tubing into a 1" x 4" frame that was assembled prior to installation and used Forstner bits to drill out for the tubing. In hindsight, I should have soldered the copper tubing to flat copper bars on either side and secured the bars directly to the framing which would have allowed the bar itself to come as far forward toward the front of the niche as possible and would have allowed for a slightly wider niche. Oh well, live and learn;-)
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Unread 03-18-2016, 08:35 PM   #489
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solid 3/4" x 3/4" and 3/4" x 1/2" copper bar
Copper thieves will love it! Much easier to get than Romex!
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Unread 03-19-2016, 07:02 AM   #490
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Cary, Ive done those grab bars like that but what i did was notch the outside of the 2x4 once and another time drill the hole so close to the outside that it was basically a notch.
Then pre drill a hole in the grab bar and use a stainless screw to secure to the 2x4.
What i know about ADA ,and if I am i error plz let me know, that other then very specific places to place grab bars and hieght requirements that should not really apply to you unless this is for a handicap. As far as support it needs to hold 250 lbs and have,i think, 1 1/2inch room behind it, and proper diameter bar.

the tricky part with my way is cutting the tile around the pipe.
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Unread 03-20-2016, 06:01 AM   #491
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Jim, We knew the bar wasn't going to meet ADA requirements from the start given the situation and the shower didn't need to meet ADA requirements anyway. I like your notch idea and may try that next time and hopefully will get to fire up a welder/plasma cutter and try some new shelving designs as well.
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Unread 03-20-2016, 07:05 AM   #492
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LOL Nelson

That's pretty sweet Gary!!! Unique idea using the copper in that area. Wondering,over time,will it potentially turn green,and if so,easy to clean/polish?
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I hope it's okay to bump this thread. Lots of nice work here.
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Unread 01-10-2018, 11:45 PM   #494
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I like the tall niches lately.

I'm still making my shelves out of the field tile with miters.
The one in the tub surround has been pretty popular.

I need to steal the idea of rounded or beveled sides on the niche. I really like that, especially the rounded ones. That calls for some mud work

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Unread 01-15-2018, 07:36 AM   #495
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@jwmezzanotte, those look great. How did you do the shelves? Did you find a matching solid product, or build out of the wall tile? I really like the clean look of them.
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