frame around pole, pole to be in corner

andrelaplume2February 3, 2009

I am partitioning off a section of basement. One wall will run (under an I beam) from an exterior wall to a pole resting under the I beam. At the pole I want to turn 90 degrees and run another wall to the next exterior wall. I want the pole 'in the wall', not exposed, and I want it in the corner. How can I best frame this while keeping the pole right in the corner...I really do not want to frame past the pole and then turn because I need all space I can get in both directions.

I can see framing up to the pole but how can I keep it in the corner...you need something to affix the drywall too...

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andrelaplume2

it has been suggested that I buy 2 metal studs and glue them to the pole (actually the pole sort fits into them....then screw the drywall into them....?

    Bookmark   February 4, 2009 at 3:40PM
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homebound

Just put up the stud walls (up to the post), then overlap the drywall so it meets in the corner. Taping the inside corner should suffice since the drywall will be secure nearby anyway. And since the walls will not be secured to each other, make extra sure they're solidly attached above and below to minimize movement.

You could also just glue 2x4's to the pole with liquid nail.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 10:35AM
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andrelaplume2

Is there an adhesive I can use to adhere the top plate to the Ibeam...friction may suffice but I would think that could help...? If I could find a few 4.25 tapcons I could also secure 1 end thru my 1.5" XPS and into the wall.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 1:47PM
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homebound

Liquid nail and shims, if necessary.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2009 at 9:17PM
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brickeyee

I usually rip a corner from a piece of 2x lumber to make a long triangle that is glued to the pole and the drywall can land on.

Outside corners need drywall bead and at least some support to prevent damage the first time they get banged into.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2009 at 10:45AM
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