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Old 12-20-2017, 11:01 PM   #1
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Mud and/or Tape Top of Half Wall?


I have a half wall which I'm in the process of finishing up.

For the top, I'm thinking of screwing on some 1x8 boards, adding any shims as needed to level it out. The 1x8 will over hang each side by 1 1/4" which I'll tack on with some moulding followed by caulk on all seams.

Does this seem like a reasonable plan? Do I need to mud and/or tape the top inside corners where the drywall meets the 1x8 before the moulding?

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Some 1x8 with a rounded over edge is probably the best option.

Do you have access to a router and some bits?
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Do I need to mud and/or tape the top inside corners where the drywall meets the 1x8 before the moulding?
No, you just need to make sure that the trim under the cap [1x8] will set level and cover any unfinished drywall.
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Do you have access to a router and some bits?
I do not. I was just going to sand the corners a bit so they're not sharp but otherwise leave them square
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Do I need to mud and/or tape the top inside corners where the drywall meets the 1x8 before the moulding?
No, you just need to make sure that the trim under the cap [1x8] will set level and cover any unfinished drywall.
Nice. Saves me some work. Thanks!
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The molding you use under there should be the same molding you use around your windows and doors.
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Also, I would not "screw" the 1x8 down. Use 2" finish nails. That way it would be easier to cover the holes, especially if you don't plan on painting the top.
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