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Old 03-02-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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I have a contractor tearing out and rebuilding a early 1800s log house, and it seems that we are both confused on how to finish this wall. We tore out the ceiling to expose the beams to match the ceiling in the other part of the house. It is drywalled up to the bottom of the beams but then, the drywaller did not go up past that, so now I have raw edges of drywall at the top around the room. ANY SUGGESTIONS on how to fix this problem, because I will not accept this work looking like this!!!

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how about a picture so we're not confused too

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Old 03-02-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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Will have to repost tomorrow, still am not living in the house.
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Large crown down lengths parallel to the beams, and crown "coped" between the beams.
Would look great if you can make good enough cuts.
(the sheetrock on the walls stops flush with the bottom of the ceiling beams, leaving a gap on the wall drywall all the way around from the bottom to the top of the beams, right?).
Is the exposed ceiling now round logs, square beams, or 2x ceiling joists?
How short is the sheetrock (couple inches, a foot)?

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Old 03-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #6
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I have a contractor tearing out and rebuilding a early 1800s log house, and it seems that we are both confused on how to finish this wall. We tore out the ceiling to expose the beams to match the ceiling in the other part of the house. It is drywalled up to the bottom of the beams but then, the drywaller did not go up past that, so now I have raw edges of drywall at the top around the room. ANY SUGGESTIONS on how to fix this problem, because I will not accept this work looking like this!!!
How can your contractor not know how to solve this? Is he a GC. Builder......just a demo guy? Is he licensed and insured?

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