My house used to have a partition wall between the living and dining
room and some joker removed it. I want to put it back. After I frame
the wall and sheetrock it, what do I do inside the partition? Cut
sheetrock into the width of the wall and install it to the inside stud
and header... or what? In other words, how do I trim the inside of the
opening, pre-trim. The wall will be about 15 feet across but each side
will only be about three feet, the rest is opening. Just to visually
separate the two rooms as intended initially.
It really depends on the look you want. YOu could drywall it, and make it
look like every other house on the block, or you could do a little more
style and put in a wood jam and casing on each side. Either way wouldn't be
too difficlut, the wood a bit more expensive.
If you drywall, you'll probably want to use the metel corner bead so it will
hold up to bacnks and bumps without cracking.
Actually, the wall I am describing goes the other way, it's like an
arch that separates the living from dining spaces, very common in
houses of this vintage here in Nor Cal. It really just is a wall that
has a very wide opening, sometimes with french or pocket doors but in
my case, just to visually separate the two rooms. So it's the area
within the opening that I am wondering about, namely the face of the
two by four trimmers that will be on the inside of the opening holding
up the header. Sheetrock and the corner bead stuff? I do intend to
cover them and "pretty up" around the door with some moulding.
Yes, you're describing a typical interior partition wall, non load-bearing,
with a centered opening.
Being non-load bearing, you don't really need a header. The inside of the
"doorway" opening need not be finished with sheetrock, nor do you need corner
bead over this edge if your intent is to make a decorative wood frame and
mouldings. (As if there was once a door and you took it and the hinges off)
Essencially you're just framing an opening.
On 17 Feb 2004 20:39:51 -0800, email@example.com (moxie) wrote:
I'm not sure where you're having a problem, I'm guessing it's on
drywalling the inside of the the opening. If you're planning to
trim the opening, there's no need to tape the corners. Otherwise,
use corner bead.
A tip or two -- you may want to consider framing in steel --- tough
to find two by fours that are dead straight. Another would be to
reinforce the framing on the corners of your opening -- I'd add a
couple of two by fours on the "flat" -- forming a "U" on the ends of
your bottom plates.
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