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July 06, 6:06 AM [GMT -5]

You can figure the depth of the shelves by measuring the depth of the opening once you've cut it, from the back wall to the sheet rock face. The studs in the wall should be 3.5in.wide, plus the thickness of your sheet rock. In the material parts list they used 1x4 (which isn't a true 1x4) I haven't build one of these, but if you built it with a depth of 3.5in, you should be fine. Most (not all) interior walls are not insulated, so you shouldn't have to remove any insulation. just make sure you cut the opening of the wall before you build your shelf, take you measurements from that and go from there, that way you're not making several cuts to the wall.

April 15, 6:06 PM [GMT -5]

What is the depth of this?

March 22, 10:13 AM [GMT -5]

a better view
http://www.familyhandyman.com/DIY-Projects/Home-Organization/Storage-Tips/built-in-shelves/Step-By-Step

February 13, 11:29 AM [GMT -5]

would have been nice to have a picture of the opened wall

October 17, 5:11 PM [GMT -5]

The main problem with this project, that I see, is that it cuts down on sound insulation of what's going on in the bathroom.

July 16, 2:51 AM [GMT -5]

Fellow DIY'er the word stile is used to discribe the vertical parts of a cabinet, book shelf, or face frame. Picture a box in your mind with a thin frame around the outside of it the vertical pieces on the front are the stiles, and the horizontal pieces on the front are called rails. I hope that helps but if not look in any woodworking book or magazine or better yet Google it! good luck and happy building!

June 13, 9:46 PM [GMT -5]

What are stiles?

At the end of the step-by-step guide the instructions say to -
"Finally, put the cabinet into the wall, level it, then nail through the stiles into the studs with 2-1/2-in. finish nails."

I did a find command on that page and there is no other place that uses the word "stiles". What does that mean?

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