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Anyone build any custom wall niches? Im not really interested in the prefab ones you install,well maybe..

I've built the second one into a 2x4 wall with the bottom ledge that sticks out, complete has about 5" of shelf space. I found the second one on the net im looking to build that. The wall I have to work with is a 2x4" i don't think 3.5" would be enough I don't want to have a ledge this time just all built into the wall

any ideas anyones
 

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Here ia a fireplace feature I did last year in Vancouver. We made a display niche with diffused light. The light is on a dimmer and the niche to wall transition is seamless.
OK, I'll bite, WTF are those things?
 

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A collection of Eskimo Carvings

The one sure does look like an alien.

An the other his spacecraft.

I'll ask about them now that it's been brought up.

I just snapped the pic and went home. Never really looked at them until you described them.
 

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black = framing
blue = bent drywall


I how however never installed a recessed light into my niche. Can someone shed some light on how they frame the arch/angel at the top so there would be room to install a recessed can?. I've always just framed my archs like that.
 

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yeah I have done that a few times and used puck lighting. I just carved the space with a hole saw into a 2x on top and then the other had three lights so I made the arch with 3/4 inch ply and then just put it against the insides of where the rock would go, then chiseled some space on the edges so the pucks would fit and stuck little backers above them. Then just bent the sheetrock to it. Both times like that I removed the rock on the whole wall though I have done lightless ones where I just cut it out and put a header in and then wrapped it with rock and finished it on a non bearing wall. Thats easiest.
 

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Not sure how to incorporate rope lighting, I only like the effect when you can't see the rope just the ray of light. Do puck lights use an invertor or can i wire them to a switch and a 120v box ?
 
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