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drywall underside of basement stairs?

Posted by andrelaplume2 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 19, 09 at 12:15

I want to leave my basement stairs open but an thinking about drywalling the underside. I can attach a fir strip to the side 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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RE: drywall underside of basement stairs?

36" between drywall screws is too far apart.

RE: drywall underside of basement stairs? another fur down the middle....?

RE: drywall underside of basement stairs?

That would be better.

RE: drywall underside of basement stairs?

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.

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