Framing


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Old 03-03-04, 08:06 AM
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Framing

I have a question on how you go about framing a wall with a curve in it? This is for a basement and the curve is around the furnace.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 12:00 PM
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The way that I have seen to do it is to use 3/4 plywood doubled up that is cut to the curve that you desire for the upper and lower plates and then fit stud within the curve.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 12:41 PM
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Framing

Thanks, hadn't thought of that.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 01:12 PM
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another option

is to frame the chord lengths around the circle. In other words you are building small length walls that will fit inside of the circle then cut the back of the 3/4 plywood to bend as required and shim to the wall.
 
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Old 03-03-04, 04:20 PM
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The posted suggestions for the framing will work out fine, but for the wall material you need to use 1/4" drywall, you have to saturate it with water to make it more flexible so it will bend around the arc of the walls. Some have also done this with 1/8" laminate material (like counter top material) it's more flexible & less likely to break & joint compound will stick to any clean dry surface.
 
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Old 03-04-04, 10:03 AM
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Where I aw it was an old Hometime episode. They built the wall and the first thing the did was to skin it with 1/8 inch harboard. They then built a form that matched the curve and slightly wet 3/8 inch drywall and it took the form of the curve. They applied 2 layers of the drywall.
 
 

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