Step 6: Install niche

Carefully lift up the niche and set it into the wall opening. Press it tight to the wall and then check to make sure the shelf is level. If necessary, have a helper hold the niche in place as you nail it.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape

    • two-foot level

    • drywall saw
      Drywall saw

    • finish hammer

    • caulk gun
      Adhesive gun

    • pneumatic finish nailer
      Pneumatic nail gun

    Shopping List

    1. Urethane-foam wall niche

    2. Urethane adhesive
    used to adhere the niche to the wall surface

    3. Plastic drop cloth
    used to catch dust

    4. Painter’s tape
    for attaching drop cloth to wall

    5. Paint
    used to finish the niche

    6. 2 1/2-inch finishing nails
    for securing wall niche

    7. 2x4 blocking
    installed horizontally between studs at top and bottom of wall opening

    8. 2-inch drywall screws
    used to fasten 2x4 blocking to wall studs

    9. Spackling compound
    for filling nail holes