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01-18-10, 06:04 AM   #1  
Frame concrete wall, No Skirtboard

I am about to start my basement Framing. I have a few questions about framing/attaching drywall in the stairwell. I live in a twin and one side of the house has a poured concrete wall.
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So How do I frame out the concrete wall, do i fur out the stair portion and then use 2x4s for the rest of the basment? Will it look strange that there are 2 different thickness's of the wall?

Also, When the house was built there was no skirt-board installed on the steps, the risers just but up against the concrete. When do I attach a a skirt board?

 
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01-18-10, 08:42 AM   #2  
Posted By: rcantor So How do I frame out the concrete wall, do i fur out the stair portion and then use 2x4s for the rest of the basment? Will it look strange that there are 2 different thickness's of the wall?
IF this wall is an outside wall you should fur it out 2x2 or 2x4 so you can insulate. If you need to run and electric or plumbing you should fur it at least 2x4. I wouldn't think to would look too strange with different thickness of walls but again you could fur out so they are the same thickness. I wouldn't worry about the cubic inches lost in the wall since it would not be very much. Just remember your wall thickenss of you are putting any doors in.

Posted By: rcantor Also, When the house was built there was no skirt-board installed on the steps, the risers just but up against the concrete. When do I attach a a skirt board?
You don't have to have a skirt board if you don't want one. It just helps prevent damage. To install on you will have to cut the treads and risers.


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01-18-10, 10:48 AM   #3  
Sounds like the party wall is concrete, if so, the stairs may be minimum width already (36" net). So you don't want to encroach on the stairs more than required. If it is heated, perhaps some furring stips or drywall, denshield (waterproof), glued directly on to minimize depth.

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