A Hole in the wall

Project by Janice posted 12-23-2009 05:37 PM 5041 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This pace was an old window before we added the room addition on to the other side. We had just refinished this room a few years before, so instead of redoing the paneling on that wall, I built this small cabinet. It’s perfect for small things like batteries, flashlights and candles. I might try this again but make it alittle different when we get around to working in the old bedroom. There is another window we covered up there too.

-- Janice

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posted 12-24-2009 09:39 PM

Good job Janice

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posted 01-18-2010 03:27 AM

Great idea , Janice….I wish I didn’t have to worry about insulation in my walls up here in MA : ) LOL
Happy New Year to you and yours !

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posted 01-18-2010 04:49 PM

Do you have any insulation behind it?

We had something similar in our bathroom that we refinished a couple of years ago, right after moving into our house. There was an old medicine cabinet with dimensions that woudn’t fit any modern day medicine cabinets. And we have lathe and plaster walls. So, I pulled the old medicine cabinet out and put up a mirror in it’s place, as the hole is directly over the vanity. I also took (I believe) it was R-11 insulation and cut it to fit within the hole, as the drafts coming out from the hole were almost gusty at times! I then took the window film plastic wrap and secured it over the insulation, sealing out any bit of air infiltration, and also sealing in the fiberglass insulation. It all bulges out from the wall just enough to keep the mirror from jumping/rattling around, as it sits it mirror clips at the 4-corners.

This setup was fast, inexpensive and efficient. It also allows for easily changing it out in the future if we decide we want to add a medicine cabinet back in. All we’ll have to do is pull down the mirror, undo the plastic wrap and pull out the insulation.

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posted 01-18-2010 05:02 PM

Not on this wall we don’t. On the other side of this wall is the room addition, another wall attached to this wall. Well, then maybe we do. There is insulation on the other wall behind this wall, if that makes anysense at all. : )

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