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Old 04-06-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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I am hoping to build a couple of small arched niches by removing the outer drywall between the studs and retaining the back drywall as the back wall of the niche. I would drywall the sides and the under part of the arch.
My question is: How should I tape the inside corner of the under part of the arch where the new drywall will meet the old drywall? The sides would be a straightforward inside corner tape job, but the arch inside corner would present a problem since the tape would end up overlapping on itself as it follows the curve of the arch. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-06-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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check at your local drywall supplier. there are many corner beads made to do what you want.

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I am hoping to build a couple of small arched niches by removing the outer drywall between the studs and retaining the back drywall as the back wall of the niche. I would drywall the sides and the under part of the arch.
My question is: How should I tape the inside corner of the under part of the arch where the new drywall will meet the old drywall? The sides would be a straightforward inside corner tape job, but the arch inside corner would present a problem since the tape would end up overlapping on itself as it follows the curve of the arch. Any suggestions?
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Not arched but ... for mine I did not use drywall as the sides or for anything. Mine has wood as the framing and 1/4" masonite as the back panel. It was much easier to build as you could make it in your shop and simply cut drywall, insert and caulk.
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Christ! The mouldings cost more than the object d' art!
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