Where plywood meets drywall.

Hi,
It is recommended that skylights are finished with plywood rather than drywall. I'm imagining that the plywood does not get spackled. But then how does one finish the edge where the plywood meets the drywall.
Thanks,
Aaron
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You can use corner bead and spackle, but I wonder why you can't use sheetrock. I have sheetrock on mine and no problems.
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On Thu, 4 Dec 2008 08:21:20 -0800 (PST), Aaron Fude

I have spackled (rough) plywood with success, several coats with some patience. Finish the edge using stock trim, plain or match the door trim. It is more difficult to do, but you can use mesh tape and spackle the transistion with a series of drying, sanding, skim coating, and careful light/shadow inspections.
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Recomended by whom???? They would be WRONG..I have done hundreds of skylights in the last 20 years with drywall and cornerbead...Perhaps the builder is to lazy or doesn't know how to frame one out for drywall and just wants to tack up some plywood????
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I'm being told by a number of sources that drywall will rot over time due to intense exposure to the sun. I don't have a builder, I'm a fledging diyer.
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Aaron Fude wrote in

The only thing I know of that rots drywall is water.
Well, I guess fire would do it too, but if fire is rotting your drywall, you have other things to worry about. :-)
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I'm being told by a number of sources that drywall will rot over time due to intense exposure to the sun. I don't have a builder, I'm a fledging diyer.
Your sources are wrong...As long as the drywall is painted you will have no problems with the sun rotting it.... The biggest problem with skylights is leaking due to inept installation of the flashing kit..Water leaks will destroy plywood , pine , MDX as well as drywall and drywall is easier and cheaper to replace...If you need help framing it out properly there are alot of un-employed carpenters right now...LOL...Skylights are the centerpiece of most rooms and should be treated as such...A shabby one will stick out like a sore thumb and scream , what idiot did that???...IMHO....
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