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Old 11-06-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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Curved wall

How do I frame a curved wall with a radius of 25 and angle of 88? I would like to apply gypsum on both sides. Also, this will be a divider pony wall.


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Old 11-06-2010, 02:54 AM   #2
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length of 25? what are the units? ft or inches?
Where does the angle apply?

cut your plates out of 3/4" plywood and double them.
use a jigsaw to cut one and then template it using a flush trim bit to copy it.
layout the studs on about 8" centres and dampen the drywall to curve it.


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jlhaslip thanks for the response.

I will keep the length modular so it will be 4' or less. The height I am thinking of is 5'. The radius is 25" and the angle is from the center of the implied circle. So it is going to be a shallow curve.

Will the doubling of 3/4" ply suffice? Would it be better to have three layers? I would love to do less work.

Thanks again for your help!!!
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Two layers of 3/4" ply for the top plate is fine. You just have to overlap the joint of the first layer with the second. One layer for the sole plate is fine.

Two layers of 1/4" rock would work well. 25" radius with 1/2" would be more difficult. Use a sponge to moisten the board if it gives you flack when you stretch it around the perimeter.
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Hey everyone so I followed all directions and I believe I have successfully mastered all except the bending of the drywall. It seems to keep cracking!! Am I applying too much water? Or pressure? Or was the day too cold?? Weather approx. 60-70 degrees and I was working outside also I used 3/8" drywall. Is dryer better? So many questions !!! sorry to ramble :/
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Try the 1/4 inch,like Gus suggested---dampen the drywall on both sides--cover the sheets with plactic over night---some people will just lay the DW on the lawn overnight and let the dew soften it up--

Kind of late in the season for dew,however.


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