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Old 07-31-2012, 07:46 AM   #1
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I removed old plaster and lath and installed drywall, but now there is a 2 1/2" gap between the drywall and the finished hardwood floor. How do I deal with this? Looked into stacking baseboard, but just gets too busy looking. Help!

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Post a picture.
Is the dry wall finished yet?
The wall should have been shimed out before installing the drywall.


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Another option is to go with baseboard taller then the gap, so it covers. Put strips of plywood in the gap the thickness of the gap as a filler.
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Here is a picture that shows the gap and one possible resolution. Any ideas?
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Second attempt to post pic. Drywall is already finished
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Looks like poop.
Your trying to use 1/2" thick base board.
Use 1 X 6 pine instead, that alone will gain you 1/4", then you use base cap moulding on the tops of the base. Adding 3/4 X 3/4, 1/4 round will make the base your trying to use under the baseboard stick out less.
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Agreed. Just used scraps for image. The base under the baseboard is the issue, it has to be 2 1/2" at widest point.
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Looks like poop.
Your trying to use 1/2" thick base board.
Use 1 X 6 pine instead, that alone will gain you 1/4", then you use base cap moulding on the tops of the base. Adding 3/4 X 3/4, 1/4 round will make the base your trying to use under the baseboard stick out less.

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Maybe add some kind of a decorative border to your floor. Easier than starting your drywall job over.
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I'd try a small dowell rod to fill in the gap. If the gap is consistent just get the right size so you can tap it in.

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