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Old 08-11-2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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How to square off top of this arched passageway


Would like to square off this arched passage way.

If i remove the the top corners of drywall will I find two 45 degree studs framing the arch, and could I remove them and form the two sides as 90 degree corners?

Anyone out there ever tackled this arch modification?
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Old 08-11-2018, 09:52 AM   #2
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Yes you can remove that crap, it will just be a 2x4.
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Re: How to square off top of this arched passageway


I think you have it figured correctly.
If I were doing this, I would square off the framing as you suggest, but I would add a jamb and casing to make a cased opening. Then you won't have to mess with replacing corner beading and mudding.

Plus it will look much nicer!
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More than likely, yes and yes; only the one I tore out was a terrible arc.
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Old 08-11-2018, 05:21 PM   #5
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Yep, the arches can be bad, as they can be built from short blocks or plywood /OSB cut in an arch form to tear out.

I suspect as the others here do though, the OP will be finding something like this.....
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