Let us revisit this little problem shall we? You can review my slight anger management problem here. So, what does one do when there is a hole in the wall?
One makes it bigger of course. Or one gets hubby to make it bigger. Look what was in there. A metal strap on both sides. I'm no construction guru but this seems excessive to me. This is just a pony wall. He had to work a bit to cut through the metal but he did it. It was opened up as wide as it could be between the 2 2x4's.
This is the bad boy that was used to cut through the metal strap. It's the Dremel Advantage. It's quite the handy tool to have. I must explore it more as it even has a router attachment. It was such a tight spot to work in I couldn't get a picture of it in action.
Then he put this little box together with leftover stuff we had from the half bath. Basically it is just 4 pieces of wood. In this case it's mdf and a piece of bead board for the back. Just measure out the hole that you just cut. Two 1/4 inch holes were drilled in the sides for the dowels which hold the magazines in place. I gave it all a coat of glossy white paint.
He slipped it into the hole in the wall and screwed it to the 2x4's on either side. Then counter sank them so I could just fill and paint. The trim I had to get. I matched up to the trim in the bathroom. The bottom piece of trim creates just a bit of a lip to hold the magazines in along with the dowels. These are simple miter cuts that can be cut with a miter saw or a simple miter box and a hand saw. Fill in any gaps with caulk. Then touch up with paint.
Now I must edit my magazine and catalog stash. It's a sickness. I need help. The ones I will keep will go elsewhere so I don't trip every time I go potty. Do you have a magazine obsession like me? How do you keep it under control?
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