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Transition between new and old drywall

Transition between new and old drywall

Old 04-15-11, 05:41 PM
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Transition between new and old drywall


Time to start putting the kitchen back together and I'm trying to decide on the best way to handle the difference in thickness between the original button board/plaster ceiling and walls and the new drywall I'll be installing. The original walls are about 3/4" thick.

Fur the studs out with shims?

Double up on the wall board?

Many thanks for your insight,

Old 04-15-11, 06:30 PM
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Yes, whatever works. If anything keep the new work a little shy. It is easier to fill it than try to fill on the other side if the plaster is shy. Get as close as you can so you have as little fill as possible.
Old 04-21-11, 04:46 AM
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Crown molding would be another option although shimming the studs would be the cheapest way to go.

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