I've run into a problem on my bathroom remodelling project and I'd like
Here's the situation...
The house is a1982 tri-level with 2 1/2 baths. The old medicine cabinet
was about 14' tall by 26" wide, with sliding doors. The new cabinet
24" tall by 14" wide (hinged door).
And the wall that the cabinet will fit in has 2X6 wall studs.
My problem is that ONE of the wall studs will have to be cut to frame in
the new cabinet, but behind this wall is the second full bath (master).
This master bath has a shower that is tiled with wire-mesh and mortar
and the wire-mesh is stapled onto the stud that I need to cut.
I am afraid that if I cut this 2x6 wall stud to frame-in the new
medicine cabinet that I will disturb or break the tile for the master
bathroom shower... and this is the only full bathroom left in the house.
I am thinking of taking a jig-saw and notching-out the 2x6 wall stud so
that I can frame-in the new medicine cabinet with 2x4's. This will
leave some of the wall stud undisturbed in the master bath shower. Is
this a good idea or bad?
I really, really appreciate everyones input!