ceiling of basement stairs...

Old 01-10-06, 11:19 AM
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Question ceiling of basement stairs...

Help!! We are trying to figure out how to finish the ceiling on the basement stairway. When you go down, the ceiling is the underside of the stairway going up to the second floor.
I don't know the style, but you go down 4 stairs to a landing, then they have 3 pie shaped steps then 6 more straight ones. It's important to keep as much height as possible, for carrying large furniture etc...
Should we use drywall, and should it follow the shape of each step(lots of cutting and piecing) or should we make on big curved piece?

We're lost...Lori
Old 01-10-06, 07:13 PM
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Usually you attach the sheetrock to the stringers - 2x12 at each side and middle of steps. At the landing either frame for one piece of rock or go with existing frame work - whichever works/looks best.
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You attached the drywall to furring strips. You can use either 2x4s or even 1x4s. You install 3 of them by securing them to the underside of the stairs...one either side up against the wall and one down the middle. Do the same thing for the landing area.
Old 01-14-06, 07:09 AM
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not only will the one piece method help you with labor,
but also aesthetically is much better than many pieces.

Good Luck

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