Framing an arch?

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Old 04-23-04, 11:53 AM
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Framing an arch?

They've been messing with the site , haven't they? Niiiiicccceeee!

Either my questions are becoming more esoteric, or I just can't tell exactly where to put stuff these days . Anyway, I'm changing a couple of doorways in my house to drywall archways, and framing up another new doorway for the same. I have been unable to find any clear instructions on the best way to go about framing the arches. I can think of several ways to do it, but I really don't want to re-invent the wheel if I don't have to (and have to change a flat later on ). Any help appreciated!

 
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Old 04-23-04, 08:33 PM
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Take a look at this site, I think you'll find it's the easy way out.

http://www.creativecorners.net/
 
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Old 04-24-04, 10:24 AM
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60 bucks, huh ? That looks an awful lot like a bit of polystyrene foam with paper faces, like a super-sized bit of foamcore. Not to worry, I finally found a decent description of one way to do it once I took all the modifiers out of my queries and just queried "drywall arch," http://www.findarticles.com/cf_dls/m.../article.jhtml . Now of course I've run into another problem (when will I learn to do things the normal way instead of doing something out of the ordinary???) in that of course the big box stores do not carry 1/4" drywall, never mind 1/4" flexible drywall. Or flexible drywall corner bead. I thought I might save a trip to the "other side of the tracks" as it were (where the contractor's supply outlets tend to be) and have them just order me a sheet. However when I asked at the contractor's desk, the fellow on duty had to ask somebody else about it, and then said he would have to call USG to see if they made it as he was not "... familiar with the product." It's enough to make a person despair . I guess I'll be calling the "real" builder's supply and drywall places Monday to see if I can find one that will sell me ONE piece of 1/4" flex.
 
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Old 04-24-04, 11:15 AM
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My home depot and lowes sell 1/4" rock. Sorry yours does not. Go to the drywall supply store and buy it there. Don't worry they will sell to anyone. Don't worry about buying flex rock either. I personally don't see any difference.
 
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Old 04-24-04, 06:13 PM
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That's a pretty good article you found there diy lady, I'd agree with Coops about the flexible 1/4", just use regular 1/4" & wet it so you can mould it around the arch.
 
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Old 04-29-04, 05:56 PM
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Just a little update. I got the 1/4" inch (went ahead and got the flex since I had to go to the drywall place anyway) and framed everything up. The "large" doorway (about 5') between the living room/dining room, went up without a hitch, no problems. I thought: "Hey! This isn't so hard!" Then of course I moved over to the "smaller" doorway (36") and ruined most of the rest of the 1/4" flex sheet I had until I finally gave in and just scored the back of it and went with that. It is a very tight radius, 12", so I'm really not surprised I ran into problems. The only surprise was that the first doorway went up without a hitch! (see my motto .) I'll be mudding tomorrow! When I get it done to my satisfaction I'll post either a link or an actual pic. I can't keep up with which forums allow what, so I'll have to experiment
 
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Old 06-28-04, 11:13 AM
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plywood?

Is it a bad idea to bend a plywood instead of 1/4" rock?
 
 

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