How do I get a wider window ledge without cracking the tile?

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My husband installed bea glass block window and tiled the bottom of the window ledge. I have these crystal candle holders that I was putting on the ledge but I’ve knocked two off because it’s not very wide. I thought about adding a wider window ledge but being tiled is an issue. Isn’t it?
q how do i get a wider window ledge without cracking the tile
q how do i get a wider window ledge without cracking the tile
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  • Trudi Trudi on Jul 13, 2018

    Mary the easiest way would be to lay a wood ledge on top. If you cut it to the exact size it should wedge in and be stable.

    • Ama Ama on Jul 14, 2018
      I completly agree with adding a wood ledge. Please post an "after"
      picture.

  • Carol Cole Carol Cole on Jul 13, 2018

    Yes. make a wooden ledge but you would have to glue it in some how . Ask the store where you bought the tiles. They should be able to tell you.

  • Landsharkinnc Landsharkinnc on Jul 13, 2018
    I use MUSEUM PUTTY on knick knacks, etc., that I don't want my cats to knock off ! think it would work fine here ... https://www.improvementscatalog.com/wcsstore/images/Improvements/text/pdf/products/255176-museum-putty-manual.pdf I've used it for years and it works great -- the 'twist' is the secret to moving a piece Available on Amazon

  • Bijous Bijous on Jul 13, 2018

    Hi Mary, hubby did a really nice job. In keeping with the overall look of the tub and window, invest in having a piece of shelf glass cut to lay on the window sill. Make it wide enough to support the edge of your candlesticks. It should be heavy enough to not need to be glued down. Do caulk around the edges so water doesn't get underneath it. Good luck.

  • Michelle Jones Michelle Jones on Jul 14, 2018

    You could try a wooden shelf with a product called Command Strips to hold it in place. The advantage to this method is that it can be removed if you decide to change it in the future. I think 3M makes these strips. I've never used them but they are in my future for framing a large mirror currently surrounded by tile. Saw it done here.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jul 14, 2018

    I think I would look into having a piece of safty glass cut and then I would attached with clear silicon caulk

  • Kyralee Kyralee on Jul 15, 2018

    I saved this link a while back because I had a similar question. Hope it helps.

    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/build/shelves/removable-window-shelf-for-plants-34492437?