How do I finish this?

Old 11-20-12, 04:47 PM
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How do I finish this?


I am working on remodeling our
bathroom. Everything has gone great, and I'm over what I think are the most
difficult challenges.

I just got to the point of installing the acrylic
tub and shower surround in the alcove of the bathroom. The bathroom walls and
ceiling are going to be drywall. I one section left to drywall, which is the
portion in the picture that meets up with the shower surround. The three studs
you see will be drywalled and behind the entryway door. My question is, and I
have attached a picture for clarity, how do I drywall up to the shower surround?
The problem is I drywall to the edge of the third stud next to the shower
surround. Then the wall makes a 90 degree turn into the shower. What do I do
with that little two inch strip running from the ceiling to the floor that makes
up the shower surround edge? I'm not quite sure what to do with this corner. I
think it would be very difficult and wrong to cut a 2 inch strip of drywall and
somehow fasten it to the acrylic edge...Is there a molded corner or something I
should be using here?

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can

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Old 11-20-12, 05:31 PM
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Go ahead and cut your drywall sliver. You will cover that and finish with a cornerbead. Put up the longer wall first, that way your cut on the sliver will be 1/2" larger. You can float the cornerbead to make up for any "waves" in the drywall that result from the narrow piece. Pre-drill everything.
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Another thought... It appears that on the short wall that returns to the door jamb, enough room exists to fur the existing 2x4 framing out an additional 1 1/2" (2x4, flat) before installing the drywall (check how that will impact to door casing trim). This will increase the size of the sliver cut of sheet rock that has you concerned. If 1 1/2" is to much then perhaps 3/4" (1x4, flat) will work.
Old 11-21-12, 02:13 AM
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I don't see anywhere the wall can be furred out and still allow for door opening and trim. Czizzi's comments are spot on. You may want to consider one of the plastic corner beads that you set in mud rather than the metal ones that you have to drive through your flange.
Old 11-21-12, 05:14 AM
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Furring out the wall will not allow clearance for the door knob. Your door will never open parallel to the wall. Just finished a full tiled tub surround with the same clearance. Matter of fact, I had to rip down the door casing to get it to fit. Kinda looks like it already is furred out as the 2x4's on that wall are laying flat.
Old 11-30-12, 12:59 PM
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Furring out the wall will not allow clearance for the door knob.
It looks like that wall may be short enough to allow the door knob to swing past its edge, over the tub. That said, furring the wall out will definitely eliminate the space for installing the hinge-side trim, though. Looks tight as it is - and yes, already furred out.

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