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8 years later - time to update

Posted by William Robert King, R.A. on Oct 31, 2018 4:13:04 PM

Girls are now older and showers are preferred. Installed new polished and tempered glass sliding doors for each bathroom.  Hardware is polished chrome from CR Laurence.  One of our favorite details for bathtubs that are mostly used for showers.  Both doors slide so water can be controlled from the outside.  

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Topics: Residential Architect, Our favorite architectural details, NYC Architect, Design Architect, interior design architect

Shelves – the Floating Glass Detail

Posted by Bob King on Apr 3, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 We have lots of shelving details which feature a concealed support, usually embedded inside the wall structure and from there inserted into the shelf using a bracket or mortised spline of some sort or another – all good, but not with glass. Since glass is a transparent solid. No manner of structure can be easily concealed within it. To mitigate this issue, we use a semi-concealed metal bracket system readily available online or from better hardware stores. The system we use is by GARCY HARDWARE that we order online here in NYC. Here’s link we use:

 To get the “floating look”, the wall standard must first be concealed in the wall and securely attached as needed for the type of wall construction holding the standard. We used GARCY’s Super Heavy Duty Concealed Standard #GY148272 (6 foot long) and then cut to our custom length onsite. This standard has a concealed depth suitable for the 5/8ths inch thick drywall we used to laminate over the existing wall finish. They are available in sizes smaller & larger to accommodate various thicknesses of whatever wall finish you may be considering using, such as a fabric wrapped panel, mirrors, stone slab or wood paneling among others.

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Topics: Our favorite architectural details

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