Sliding Shower Doors
I read your comments on sliding shower doors. I made a trackless sill for my shower many years ago. I used a piece of 1.5"x1.5" angle aluminum that worked just fine. An added bonus was I could remove the doors for cleaning without any tools.
You don't need that little nylon guide for the center that the manufactured doors come with. It doesn't really serve any function when you are in the shower and you are really not supposed to lean on them from the outside.
Very creative solution. However, I disagree that the nylon guide that keeps the doors in line has no use. Though the nylon guides are not extremely strong, someone with balance problems or a child who leans on the door may take a fall. Falls in bathrooms are never pretty, with all the unforgiving hard surfaces.
Also, when an adult leans on a shower door most of the force is against the upper track, not the bottom guide.
Have a small home repair question for THE NATURAL HANDYMAN? Just click here www.naturalhandyman.com/aitikia
For more home repair information, visit NH's growing list of original home repair articles and quality links www.naturalhandyman.com
If this information has been valuable to you, please consider making a small donation to support NH's free service to the home repair community! For more information, please visit our "Friends" page www.naturalhandyman.com/friends
The Natural Handyman Site Directory
- Home Repair Articles www.naturalhandyman.com/iip
- Home Repair Links Library www.naturalhandyman.com/linkslibrary
- NH's Bookshop www.naturalhandyman.com/bookshop
- Find a handyman at www.naturalhandyman.com/network
- Win unique home repair gifts and prizes at www.naturalhandyman.com/contest
Please read the important copyright and disclaimer information is located at www.naturalhandyman.com/copyright
Also in Home
- Buying carpet for less
- Inexpensive backyard play areas
- Eliminating bed bugs
- Managing home projects
- Furnishing your first apartment
- 7 low-cost ways to beat the heat
- Happy homemaking the homemade way
- DIY furniture remakes
- Inexpensive ways to change color of laminate countertops
- 5 ways your house can make you go broke
- 5 simple and affordable luxuries for your home
- Does staging really raise a home's price?
- 5 home renovation can raise your insurance rate -- or lead to discounts
- The right way and wrong way to pay down your mortgage
- 6 cheap, effective home security solutions
- 3 ways (and 1 reason) to refinance a HELOC
- 6 home projects that don't pay for themselves
- Should I refinance my home equity line?