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Old 11-07-2006, 07:52 AM   #1
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I am a retired carpenter and have done lots of work on both new and older homes. I am now renovating an old farmhouse that has been in our family for 105 years. (I was born here!) I have done lots of drywall hanging and some finishing, but I havn't done any round walls. I have a round corner (about a 2' radius) that my grandfather built in the house and want to preserve it. What is the best way to drywall around this corner? Thanks, Ol'Luke

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I am a retired carpenter and have done lots of work on both new and older homes. I am now renovating an old farmhouse that has been in our family for 105 years. (I was born here!) I have done lots of drywall hanging and some finishing, but I havn't done any round walls. I have a round corner (about a 2' radius) that my grandfather built in the house and want to preserve it. What is the best way to drywall around this corner? Thanks, Ol'Luke
My first question would have to be:

Are you asking about 'going over' the rounded corner with new sheetrock and then coating it with compound?...
Or area you talking about re-coating the existing walls with compound?

Please clarify....thanks

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My first question would have to be:

Are you asking about 'going over' the rounded corner with new sheetrock and then coating it with compound?...
Or area you talking about re-coating the existing walls with compound?

Please clarify....thanks
Yes, I need to apply new sheetrock and finish it. The original was plaster, badly deteriorated, and now removed. The challenge is getting a board to bend around the curve. Thanks, Ol'Luke
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we used to use 1/4" drywall and wet the back then srew it on top to bottom as you move along the board..

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Yes, thought of trying that, but hoped there might be something easier.
Thanks!
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Purchase Plastic rounded corner bead.

Check with a local wallboard materials supply company.

This is the proper way to do rounded corners. We have done alot of these.
If you have a hard time locating this, try doing an online search and purchase it direct from a supplier.

What you do is:
Hang the sheetrock as normal and install the rounded corner bead as you would normal corner bead and tape it....
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Purchase Plastic rounded corner bead.

Check with a local wallboard materials supply company.

This is the proper way to do rounded corners. We have done alot of these.
If you have a hard time locating this, try doing an online search and purchase it direct from a supplier.

What you do is:
Hang the sheetrock as normal and install the rounded corner bead as you would normal corner bead and tape it....
Thanks for the reply! However, I am not talking about a beaded corner. I',m talking about a curved corner with about a 2-foot radius.
Thanks, Ol'Luke
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Another thought came to mind and that is some kind of 1/4" hard board, MDF or whatever.
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Thanks for the reply! However, I am not talking about a beaded corner. I',m talking about a curved corner with about a 2-foot radius.
Thanks, Ol'Luke

Ooohhh, sorry I read it and thought you had written 2"...

Anyhow, this is what to do:

Get a paint roller and bucket or paint tray of water.
Get 1/4" sheetrock: Use 2 layers of 1/4" S/R to match the 1/2" S/R used on your regular walls.

Take 1 sheet and roll the 'moistened' roller over the areas to be 'bent' into a curve. Make sure that you get plenty of water on the sheet's paper (using the MOISTENED paint roller) before you try and bend it. You will have to roll the moistened paint roller several times over the S/R for a period of about 5 - 15 minutes...Don't over soak it....
If it is difficult to get it to keep it's shape, you can wet it, bend it, then keep it formed to the shape you need 'overnight'. Use something to help it keep it's new form. You could use a saw horse and something to keep it from straightening out on the ends.

Do the 2nd layer of 1/4 " S/R the same way...

We have down alot of curved ceilings and walls this way.

Good Luck.

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Alright! Thanks guys! I believe I now have the solution to this part of my challenging project. Ol' Luke

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