Patching plaster wall

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Old 04-24-15, 09:57 PM
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Patching plaster wall

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I have something of an awkward spot to patch. I have a good stud on the left to screw sheetrock cut into, however on the right, it's a corner (plaster wall), where there is no stud directly behind available as pictured. What is the best method for attacking this to secure the sheetrock well?
 
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Old 04-25-15, 05:41 AM
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A little hard to tell from the pic but is that drywall? [not plaster]

It's odd that there isn't a stud in the corner but you should be able to use adhesive to secure lumber to screw the drywall patch piece to. Be sure to square up the edges first.
 
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Old 04-25-15, 05:44 PM
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I would do this
Get a 2 X 4 as long as you can get in the hole vertically. screw through the existing at the top to hold he new wood to the existing Sheetrock. There are trim screws for the bottom or countersink a screw or two into the baseboard. You will fill this in later when you paint.
Put he new wood near the angle but leave yourself a nice wide target to screw the new wall board to.
Of course squAre up the hole before you do any of this en treat it like any other wall patch.
 
 

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