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Old 10-11-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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3/8 Sheetrock joint at ceiling and at doors


I am going to put 3/8" sheetrock over some existing drywall which I could not successfully remove wallpaper from even with chemicals or steamers.

My question is how to approach the joints at the ceiling and at the door frames. The ceiling has a sort of rolled texture, not smooth, so just taping the joint will not be that easy. I figured a quick crown to cover it up.
Any other better suggestions in the ceiling area ?

Also where the 3/8" sheetrock meets the door frames. I was just going to plane out some 3/8" wood strips and attach it to the door edge and flush it with the drywall rather than lose the profile of the door trim reduced by 3/8".
Anyone else have better suggestions ?

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Crown molding on the ceiling

Remove the trim around the doors and sheet rock as normal. Replace trim and add the 1/8" X 1/2 or larger strips or a profile molding over the exposed drywall. Less noticable, and that will keep the face trim the same as everything else in the room/house.

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Old 10-11-2009, 05:12 PM   #3
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Remove the trim around the doors and sheet rock as normal. Replace trim and add the 1/8" X 1/2 or larger strips or a profile molding over the exposed drywall. Less noticable, and that will keep the face trim the same as everything else in the room/house.
Sorry, but I can't picture exactly what you are telling me here. Are you saying to just butt the 3/8" strip of wood next to the new 3/8" drywall so all is flush, and then the new 3 1/2 inch door mold will go on even ?
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Old 10-11-2009, 05:53 PM   #4
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Your idea of making jamb extenders is the way I usually go.

At the window and door openings just add a 3/4x3/8 strip. Rounding off the "show" edge with a sander or router will give you a professional look when your casing is installed.--MIKE
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