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Covering cobblestone fireplace with sheetrock

Covering cobblestone fireplace with sheetrock

Old 10-31-02, 08:48 AM
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Covering cobblestone fireplace with sheetrock

I'm want to cover the cobblestone/flagstone above the mantle of my fireplace. The cobblestone covers the entire wall at the fireplace. The rocks are of course uneven, which causes this job to be a little tricky, being that the sheetrock I will be covering the rocks with needs something to attach to, other than the uneven/jagged rock. I am thinking of framing the area with 2x4's (the 4" side toward the wall to minimize the depth of the wall) then attaching the sheetrock to them. Does anyone have a btter idea, or know of another way to attach sheetrock to an uneven surface? I can link to pictures of the fireplace when I get home this evening.(10.31.02) if it will help.
Old 10-31-02, 12:56 PM
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You hit on the best method.
You need to frame a straight wall with 2X4s (on 16" centers) to hide the cobblestones as if they were never there.
Good luck!

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