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Old 06-08-2012, 07:59 AM   #1
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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?

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

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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.
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Thank you.
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