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Old 07-14-2010, 08:03 PM   #1
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looking for some quick help - I have to close up a doorway in a bathroom asap. I removed the trim and put in my 2x4 - happy with that. One side of the wall is new(er) construction - 5/8" thick drywall. I got two big pieces of 5/8" drywall to cover both sides. Problem is, the other side of the wall is significantly thicker - 1 1/2" thick! I have some 1/4" thick wood, i was thinking taking some strips of 5/8" drywall and strips of 1/4" wood and using regular drywall screws, attaching them to the supporting studs, that gets me 7/8" out of the stud. Then putting 5/8" drywall with 2" drywall screws over the top, and I should be level.

Will this work? Safe? any advice, guidance, appreciated!!!

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what am i not seeing here? you have 5/8 drywall and are going to patch. nailed 2x4s on either side of the door frame for your firring strips. where does that 1.5" number come in? if you have 2x4 studs and the same drywall, what is making the wall thicker?
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the 2x4's are in the middle following the door frame. on one side of the wall it's 5/8"s, good there. The other side of the wall has what looks like wood lathe, plaster, and then drywall over the top of that, making for a total width of 1 1/2" - so I'm trying to figure out how to level that with the 5/8" i've got
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:44 PM   #5
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On the plaster side, cut the existing drywall back from the door enough to screw the new drywall on the plaster/lath. 1-1/2" or so. Add a 1 or 2x stud next to the center stud, sticking out flush minus the drywall on the plaster side. Side screw it to the new center stud. The drywall patch on the plaster side will be extra wide = 3" and extra tall = 1-1/2".

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