drywall underside of basement stairs?

andrelaplume2October 19, 2009

I want to leave my basement stairs open but an thinking about drywalling the underside. I can attach a fir strip to the side rails....it would not exactly sit flush because the actual stairs pertrude out a little past the rail. A long enough screw should secure the fir though, no? Would a stip on each end be enough to secure the 3' wide peice of drywall. Is this just a bad idea? nce done I could cover the drywall edge and gap with a piece of molding...

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beer_geek

36" between drywall screws is too far apart.

    Bookmark   November 18, 2009 at 9:32AM
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andrelaplume2

..so another fur down the middle....?

    Bookmark   November 18, 2009 at 12:50PM
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beer_geek

That would be better.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2009 at 1:48PM
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suburbanhandyman

the easy way would be to just attach thin plywood to the bottom of the stringers using construction adhesive and 8's.. if you want the drywall look, you can attach 1/4" or 3/16" drywall to the plywood.

    Bookmark   November 27, 2009 at 11:41AM
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