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Old 03-17-2014, 11:59 PM   #1
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I am looking to remove the archway separating my kitchen from my breakfast nook. Once it is removed obviously I am going to have about a 6 inch strip that needs finished on two walls and the ceiling. How should I go about dry walling and finishing these strips? I am a novice to drywall so any help would be appreciated. I believe the walls are currently plaster. They also have an awful texture on them which I am going to skim coat to smooth. Thanks






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You might be better off if you can afford it is to get a pro in there. That's not a good place in the house to practice tapping

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load bearing wall???
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What makes you think this wall is load bearing? I actually have another thread devoted to people's opinion on if it is load bearing or not. Remodeling Kitchen - Wall Must Go

Your input on that issue would be greatly appreciated.

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I wouldn't worry about it being load bearing its not long enough to be carrying that much weight plus the other walls are so close to it
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I don't know if it is or not, but I sure would want to make sure before you start tearing in out.
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Shouldn't matter either way the header should be above the arch if it's load bearing.
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with that window there it will shine directly on that wall and you will see any flaw in your work. if you do it yourself i'll cut it back to the closes studs beside the wall being removed so you dont have a 6" bump out where the wall use to be

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