Sheetrock question--- who's correct?
We have a 1920s house with nothing but horizontal tongue and grove boards looking at us everywhere we take down the wall paper gauzy stuff and the old 70 paneling. I've done some DIY sheet rocking and under normal conditions would run it sideways to the exposed studs in a newer built home with 8' ceilings and studs on 16" centers. But our ceilings are 9 1/2 ' and it would be a lot easier to purchase 4' X 10' sheets of drywall and trim the small amount off the bottom and stand it in place (after the ceiling is done of course and go around the room in this fashion. I believe I understand the reason for not doing it this way when you have studs on 16" centers as you run into having a very uneven finished wall. But if your wall is solid 3/4" wood from floor to ceiling and you can nail or screw the sheetrock at any point on the wall, what difference does it make? I say you can go vertical in a case like this and my brother says horizontal only. Who's correct?