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I am working on the finishes for a new home build that will be breaking ground in at least a month and I have an extensive history of remodeling kitchens/baths etc. That being said, I have always liked the idea of using something like a shadow bead for the drywall and that has led me down the road of specific requirements for code. With the rule of thumb being 1/2" thickness for 16" o/c and 5/8" for 24" o/c, I am not sure of the structural requirements for using drywall thicknesses. Where I would like to end up is possibly using 24x94 vertical panels raised off the wall, showing smaller shadow gaps around each panel. Would that mean that I would have to fully drywall underneath or just the corners? Is there a structural requirement for drywall, or can a 1/4 plywood work? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.