That old house #5: Light moved and arches constructed

Blog entry by BillyJ posted 12-06-2011 08:48 PM 12964 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was able to move both the light and construct the arches in two nights. It would have been much easier incorporating the arches into the original design, however, I found it was not all that horrible building off site.

Laying everything out on a 1/4 OSB board, I drew a 70 5/8” circle. Allowing for the 1/4 drywall, I cut and assembled the two sides. After that, it was glue, screw, block, glue, screw, and finish.

I find using the 3M #61 spray to hold the molding is a lot easier when doing things by yourself. Additionally, because I blocked it so well (wish I would have taken pictures of everything), I only used 1 strip of the 1/4” gypsum. I used two layers on the other partial arches, however, the ribs were made of 3/4” ply.

You can see the completed arch with a skim coat of mud, and the light moved to the “proper” location. Now I get to finish the drywalling – again!

Wait. I spoke too soon. I will be installing the niche next. More to come.

-- No matter how many times I measure, I always forget the dimensions before I cut.

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posted 02-12-2012 07:07 PM

Man, I love seeing where it started from, and how it finished up, great job, very nice!

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posted 04-21-2018 12:18 PM

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