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This Old Spouse 02-09-2011 10:16 AM

Drywall finishing underneath stairwell

I'm planning crown molding in the usual places, but any idea how to finish this stairwell at the ceiling? I'm stumped. :help:

oh'mike 02-09-2011 10:24 AM

To tape that --I would use a tape called--Straight-Flex---available at the Home Depot in my area.

Crowning that will require a bit of boxing,I believe.

Even if you are adding crown to the room --the ceiling/wall joint should be taped to seal out fire--

doesn't need to be finished--just sealed.---Mike---

rditz 02-09-2011 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by oh'mike (Post 587616)

Crowning that will require a bit of boxing,I believe.

mike, that would look kinda neat I think... if it was boxed square big enough to allow for the crown molding to be attached to.. that would make the corners of the joining walls all be 90 degrees to the back of the stairs making standard cuts...



bjbatlanta 02-11-2011 04:26 PM

Finish with the StraitFlex as mentioned and just stop the crown short on the sides of the "off" angle with a return piece to cap the end on the outside corner. Cut the correct angle on the inside corner side to kill into the ceiling slant. Another option and less work than boxing around the angle.

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