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Tips for drywalling curves and odd shapes


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12-07-05, 02:57 AM   #1  
Tips for drywalling curves and odd shapes

Hi:
We're putting in a basement game room, and to maximize headroom, we're drywalling the ceiling. We have an older home, and the forced-air duct work runs under many of the ceiling joints. This leaves us with many sections that are oddly shapped, including curves.

Can anyone suggests methods for marking and cutting drywall to fit these odd shapes?

Thanks.

 
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12-07-05, 07:05 AM   #2  
You might take cardboard and cut it to fit and then transfer that to the sheetrock.

When cutting curves you can either use a saw or if only using an utility knife score your curve but cut and brake in shorter semi straight sections. Remeber when hanging drywall it doesn't have to be perfect. Although good hanging makes for easier finishing, many a mistake can be hid with the finishing process.


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12-07-05, 12:43 PM   #3  
Are you thinking of screwing the drywall directly to the duct work?? Or is your framing going with the flow? Just curious because you don't want to screw into the duct work.

 
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12-07-05, 12:53 PM   #4  
won't drill into duct work, just into the joists.
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12-08-05, 05:51 AM   #5  
OK sorry. I see what you are doing now. Leaving the duct work exposed, right?

 
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