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leungw 06-08-2012 07:59 AM

Drywall under Stairs
 
Hello.

The stairs leading to my basement are about 38" wide. There are stringers on the sides and I can attach the drywall there. How do I support the drywall in the middle without a stringer there?

Thanks.

Seattle2k 06-08-2012 02:46 PM

Add in additional stringers for support, or cover the area with plywood, before attaching the drywall.

jbs11 06-08-2012 03:34 PM

Could you add 2x4s horizontally on 16" centers between the stringers and screw the drywall to that? On the flat, you'd only lose 1 1/2" height over attaching the drywall directly to the stringers.

leungw 06-10-2012 03:03 PM

Thank you.


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