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How to Install a Glass Shower Panel

When remodeling a bath, it's important to consider how the shower will be made. Glass paneling is one option. Learn how to install a glass shower panel with these easy step-by-step directions.

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installing a glass shower panel
  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate

Highlights:

Step 1: Create a Knee Wall

Before the art glass panel goes in, it needs something to support it. You can make a knee wall out of two 3/4" pieces of plywood. It goes flush against the tub and is screwed into the cleats underneath the tub.

create a knee wall

Step 2: Attach Hardibacker

Attach hardibacker to the knee wall with 1-1/4" screws.

To make sure the channel is aligned correctly, use a self-leveling laser thumb-bob.

attach hardibacker to knee wall

Step 3: Install the Glass

Attach the metal channel with a few screws and then carefully slide the art glass panel into the channel, being very careful not to chip the edges of the glass. Once the glass fits correctly, remove it and put it in a safe place until the end of the project.

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