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Old 03-12-2008, 03:02 PM   #1
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Hi,

This is my first time at this site, looks like a nice place to get help

I am finishing my basement and just got all of the drywall hung. I have drywalled a small room before so I had a little experience from before. But this time around my wife threw a curve ball at me, she wanted a curved doorway... her sister has one so she needs one too.

Here is where I am stuck... what type of corner bead should I use for the curved part? I have seen online flexible corner bead that has cuts every 1/2" or so. Can I just cut the slits myself, or is there something else special about it?

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Hi,

This is my first time at this site, looks like a nice place to get help
Hi and welcome to the site.

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I am finishing my basement and just got all of the drywall hung. I have drywalled a small room before so I had a little experience from before. But this time around my wife threw a curve ball at me, she wanted a curved doorway... her sister has one so she needs one too.
Here is where I am stuck... what type of corner bead should I use for the curved part? I have seen online flexible corner bead that has cuts every 1/2" or so.
That is the kind that you need.

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Can I just cut the slits myself, or is there something else special about it?
No, that is not the same. If you attempt to do something like that, you will end up with just a lot of short straight edges.

The factory made flexible corner bead will create a smooth, clean, curve.


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Or buy an easy arch.
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Thanks for the replies.

Flex bead it is! Now to find a local supplier...

As for easy-arch, NOW you tell me! I had actually searched for pre-fab arches, but had only seen the $150 types and assumed they would all be expensive. If I every have to make another arch I may go that route.

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Online supplier would be your best bet. You can get a roll of Trim Tex arch bead from All Wall or Warehouse Bay.
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