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Old 11-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #1
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I am planning out my framing on 16 inch centers though in my plans when I go to install the drywall I will be a .5 inch off center because of the thickness of the drywall.

To further explain lets say I have a square room where I built the framing on 16 inch centers and put up the first wall of drywall. Now though on the second wall the drywall sticks out .5" and I am off by .5 all the way down the wall.

I am new at this and luckily planning ahead and just need some of those pro tips to make this successful.

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You just have to trim the first sheet of drywall 1/2 inch. Put the cut edge to the corner where it will be hidden by the drywall tape and mud.

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Could have planned for this in the original layout but now all you have to do is trim 1/2" off the first board to get back on course. Do it when starting each wall.


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Sounds like he hasn't framed it yet. I layout my framing to allow for the offset of sheet goods on smaller projects, garages, additions, basements, etc.
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Hello friend very nice one post here. Keep it up...!
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put your first stud from each corner set at 15 1/2 "center, the 16" center from that point on

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Keep the stud layout at 16"oc from the corner backing, this way you will always have a good layout but you will have to cut the 1st sheet. Being that you stagger the joints you will have to cut the sheet anyways and you are not really cutting 1/2" off the 1st piece but more like 32 1/2" to start the layout.
If you make up for the 1/2" on the 1st sheet what happens when you get to a corner and start the next wall?
Unless you have time to do the drywall layout for the stud layout and expect a perfect fit for all pieces you will be cutting drywall when you hang it.
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put your first stud from each corner set at 15 1/2 "center, the 16" center from that point on

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This is what i did. Worked well.
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CLICK HERE to get an idea of how both firring strips and studs are set to make the edges of your drywall fall correctly.

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