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post #1 of 17 Old 02-21-2006, 11:37 AM - Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

I've got a fe walls that I will be framing soon that are on 45 degree angles and I was wondering what the best way to frame the outside corner of the 45? I wasn't able to find anything with a google search. If someone can make me up a quick diagram it would be much appreciated.

The way I would think its done is to lay out the top and bottom plates for the corner. Then place the studs so that they are touching on the inside of the angled wall, but this would leave the outside of the intersection with a gap that needs to be filled. I made up a very fancy looking sketch in MS Paint and have managed to attach it after having some difficulties (I guess I should read more of the instructions...)

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Hi Everyone,

I updated the original post with a sketch so hopefully that will clear up any confusion as to what I was asking about. Any suggestions?
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You need to rip a 2x4 to match the angle where they intersect.

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I was hoping you wouldn't say that. I don't have a table saw, but I guess I can give it a shot with the circular saw.
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To be honest, you could probably get away with backing the meeting edges with furring strips to allow you to attach a slightly flattened cornerbead and otherwise letting them hang. It's not that unsupported.

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See attached for the method I recommend. Install a 2x4 on the flat at the outside corner.

You don't need complete support at the inside corner. The small gaps actually make it easier to secure the GWB to the studs in the corner.
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Thanks for the ideas guys.
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Just miter the ends of the 2x4 at a 45* angle. Go out buy a miter saw because you will use it forever. To do the job right, you need the right tools...
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I actually had a similar issue with my angled bar. The problem is not the top and bottom plates, it's in between where you need something to screw drywall into. I actually cut and secured pieces just for those intermediate pieces. Hard to see them, but take a look at the angled pieces of 2x6s in this picture.

http://public.fotki.com/bketterl/ear.../dcp_1755.html

That gave me a surface for drywall between the top and bottom pieces.

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BINGO!! I believe we have a winner!!! Way to think outside the box Bud. Thats quite a project you're tackling there. Nice work.

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You mean the little blocks? Oh... Well, you still need a miter saw... ;)
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I've got a mitre saw. Unfortunately it doesn't have an 8' long radial arm on it. Was trying to avoid ripping a 2x4 or 2x2 to fit in the corner with a circular saw. Bud's method is perfect.
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Glad it helped.

I'd also suggest using a heavy joint tape rather than standard stuff (specifically for the corner only), something with rigidity to stand up. I forget the name of the stuff I used, I picked it up from Home Depot and has a like a ruler printed on it. It's thick and requires a few layers of mud to really cover it.

Have fun with the angles. I used two pieces really. I used triangles to secure the two vertical studs together, then used the diamond shaped blocks to have a surface to screw the drywall to. You can probably do it in one step though.

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Don't you want a table saw? :)

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Just reread this and I agree with Bobby, you want a metal corner (tape with metal corners are good as well). Mine will actually have some sort of wood front on it eventually, which is why I used the heavy tape.

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The heavy tape is called StraitFlex.

If it's not going to be concealed with wood I would also recommend the steel reinforced paper tape.

They also make a plastic bead that will conform to most angles.

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I'll use the steel reinforced paper tape.

I'd love to have a table saw, unfortunately, I live in a townhouse at the moment and space is limited.
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