# Rounded drywall corners

• posted on January 22, 2004, 4:44 am
How do you do this? I am in the process of installing a built in closet, and the rest of the house has all rounded corners, the circumferance is about 3 inch. Is there a rounded molding? or do you shape the corners with sandpaper and fill in the gap? I would like to know before I start this project.
Thanks all, Bill
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• posted on January 22, 2004, 6:47 am
The rounded corners are standard items.
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• posted on January 22, 2004, 10:12 am
Bill Becker wrote:

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• posted on January 22, 2004, 1:59 pm
Bill,
You can buy round drywall corner bead as opposed to square corner bead.
AZCraig

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• posted on January 22, 2004, 2:01 pm

Did you notice the size of the curve he was talking about? Have a look... I don't think that corner bead is gonna do what he wants.

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• posted on January 22, 2004, 4:35 pm
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OP stated a 3" circumference
from HS math - - Circumference = Pi x Diameter
Given Circumference = 3" and Pi = 3.14 (approx)
3" = 3.14 x Diameter Diameter = 3" / 3.14 Diameter = 1.046 " Radius = 1/2 x Diameter or Radius = .5233"
Typical rounded (also referred to as bullnose) corners are 3/4" radius. Unless the OP fed us some bogus circumference figure, the standard bullnose corner bead should suffice...
Class is over <Grin>
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• posted on January 22, 2004, 8:09 pm

The OP was talking about a *corner*, not a cylindrical post. Thus the OP's reference to "circumference" presumably means the length of the arc around a 90-degree corner, and the radius of curvature is four times what you calculated, or approximately 2".
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• posted on January 22, 2004, 11:47 pm
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I read the original post just fine... OP stated a 3" circumference

AHA! you are presuming, I wasn't... ;-)

So if 90 degrees of the circumference was 3", then the total circumference would be 4x greater, and yes it would drastically affect my calculations.

Peace, Out
Rick
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• posted on January 23, 2004, 1:35 pm
Since when are arc length and circumference synonymous?
RB
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• posted on January 23, 2004, 8:40 pm

They're not. But "circumference" has meaning only when discussing a circle, which is not the case here. The OP was discussing a rounded corner, i.e. a *portion* of a circle. Hence my presumption that he wrote "circumference" when he meant "arc length".

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• posted on January 23, 2004, 9:51 pm
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We could also presume that the OP (Bill, are you out there?) took a length of string, measured the arc, and because it was a 90 degree corner, multiplied that length by four to obtain a circumference...
Doug, you most likely have much more experience in home repair than I, maybe there exist corners of a larger radii than 3/4". I guess this one would see this in 'upscale' construction?
Rick
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• posted on January 25, 2004, 9:08 pm

We could presume that if you wish, but it seems less likely than presuming that the OP wrote circumference when he meant arc length. :-)

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• posted on January 25, 2004, 11:10 pm
: : We could presume that if you wish, but it seems less likely than presuming : that the OP wrote circumference when he meant arc length. :-) : Which he did...
I quote "I just looked at the current corners in the house and then guessed on the 3 inch cir (which I did mean arc)."
LOL - Smiles all around...
Rick
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• posted on January 26, 2004, 12:42 am
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Around here (in Arizona) small rounded corners are done just like square ones... nail on a sheet metal (or plastic) corner piece that you tape to the adjacent drywall, then you fill it in with compound.
Large radius corners are made by slotting the backside of a piece of drywall so you can bend it into a curve. I have some corners that probably have a 2' radius.
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• posted on January 25, 2004, 7:02 am
I'd suggest that the definition of circumference is what it is. If the question asked was wrong because of poor use of the language then all bets are off.
RB
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• posted on January 25, 2004, 3:52 am
Yep, I'm still here. I work 4 12 hour days and then am off for 3 days, so my reply is a little late. Anyway it looks like I stepped back into a high school math class, thank god I work in law enforcement. Truefully I just looked at the current corners in the house and then guessed on the 3 inch cir (which I did mean arc). Sorry to have miss lead anyone. Anyway it looks like I'll be checking at my local lumber store about the rounded dry wall bead.
Thanks all Bill

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