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swindmill 01-13-2014 04:09 PM

61" bathroom to 60"
I'm remodeling a bathroom with the tub against the back wall. The old tub was 61", and the new tub is a standard 60". The walls around the tub will get CBU and tile. The tub is in place but I need to fur out the right hand wall an inch (lefthand tub). I'm look for ideas on how to best handle this. Everything I can think of is 3/4 or 1/2.

Wuzzat? 01-13-2014 04:22 PM

Long shim strips?

swindmill 01-13-2014 04:38 PM

I'm hoping to just shim out each stud 1", I just don't know what material to use. I don't have a table saw that will allow me to rip my own strips, so I'm stuck using stock material. If there's nothing available, it may just be time to get a decent table saw. I'd like to have one, so if I have to get one...

nealtw 01-13-2014 04:55 PM

Pick up a half sheet of 1" plywood or rip 2x4 down to get 1 1/2 x1 strips.

swindmill 01-13-2014 05:20 PM

I guess I've never looked for 1" plywood, but if the big box stores carry it, that would work.

oldognewtrick 01-13-2014 05:22 PM

Or a double layer of 1/2"...

nealtw 01-13-2014 05:55 PM

If the wall come out and stop at an outside corner, where you might want to put up corner bead for drywall, don't use plywood , it messes up with the screws for the cornerbead.

CallMeVilla 01-13-2014 07:23 PM

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Your best bet is to cut 1" shims from a 2x6. Put two of them side by side to create a steady base for the skill saw as you cut the strips.

Now you will have a good shim for corner bead nailing. This is better than buying milled 1" casing ... and a lot cheaper!

bud16415 01-14-2014 08:15 AM

I nail my corner bead on and haven’t had any issues with plywood or OSB even. I just use drywall nails as the heads are so thin they don’t stick up and don’t bend the bead like screws will want to.

Without a table saw it’s still not so hard to rip stock with a hand circular saw if you take your time. I often screw a guide strip to the piece I’m ripping similar to what Villa suggests. I find a nice straight piece of trim wood works better than a 2X as the 2X has a round corner and my saw wants to get stuck in that corner. I bought a thing called a workmate last summer at a garage sale and I love it for holding a long piece to rip like this.

I would cut two strips of half as oldog suggests.

swindmill 01-14-2014 09:59 AM

I could rip 2x with some clamps and a guide. Doubling up 1/2" would work too. I'll be going with one of those options in the next few days.

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