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Old 07-07-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Subbing out drywall (maybe) - how can I make it easier on them?


I'm framing my basement myself, but I'm not sure I feel comfortable hanging the drywall. Is there something I can do to make the hanging process easier on whoever does it (in terms of how to start my framing corners)?

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Just make sure that your corners are fastened properly and each direction has the 1.5" of the 2x exposed. There is nothing worse than trying to screw your board into a spongy corner or not having enough meat to screw in to.

Another nice option is to take a long straight edge and put it along the finished framing to identify any high/low spots. Once identified you can plane/fur out any variances.

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What do you mean by "fastened"?

I was planning on just laying up Frame 1, screwing it up to the floor joists and the cement slab, and then doing the same with Frame 2 with the corners "touching" but not actually nailed/screwed together. Is that wrong?
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Beyond what will be the inside corner stud of wall 1, you will want blocking, so that when you put wall 2 in place, you can nail the end stud of wall 2 into it, in order to make your corner tight and straight.
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I was planning on just laying up Frame 1, screwing it up to the floor joists and the cement slab, and then doing the same with Frame 2 with the corners "touching" but not actually nailed/screwed together. Is that wrong?
Double stud the corner on Frame 1, with the additional stud on the inside of the corner. A "backer" for Frame 2 if you will. That way you can nail Frame 2 to that, thus creating a nice tight corner.

Currently, there is no way to nail them together if the corners are just touching. By adding the backer you can secure it all together.
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Great, thank you!

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