Bulk Head

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Posted by: from Ayr
7/10/2013 at 9:27:25 AM

I believe what I have is a bulk head but it only runs a small distance from the wall. I thought to give the room some character I would cover it with wood so it looks like a wooden beam running across instead but I'm not sure how to secure it or what my next step actuallly is?

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Date/Time7/10/2013 at 12:15:14 PM

There are many different ways you can do this and achieve an attractive look. There are adhesives as well as brads and moldings.

Mark Bakelmun

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Date/Time7/10/2013 at 6:46:40 PM

As Mark stated there are a number of ways to tackle this. One is using adhesives as Mark suggested, the other is to ascertain where the framing is with a stud finder. This will map out the framing and allow you brad nail the wood to the frame for a secure fitting.

However, when in doubt you can always remove the drywall, although this may be getting to be a bigger job then you wanted.



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Date/Time7/10/2013 at 8:22:09 PM


I would find the studs or 2x2 cross pieces and then u can nail your wood to them with and 18 gauge air nailer.

Simple way to find the studs is by punching a nail till u find one. After that they should be approx. 16" on center.

If u dont have a nailer u can use a regular finish nail and set it in deeper with a punch then fill the hole with wood filler.

Another way is to use PL700 available at lumber yard.



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