How to fix spacing with a California corner


Ugh. So I just framed two walls that form an interior corner. When I layed out the walls, I did the typical mark the centers on the 16's. What I did not account for, however, was the corner. I did a California corner, which means that the drywall is not actually starting from the end of the baseplate (for one of the walls), but rather 3.5" from the end. So how do I fix this? It's a ~15' wall, so can I just add a stud 3.5" past the 8' mark and then have the drywallers cuss at me for having to do the adjustment to the normal spacing?

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Sounds like you know the answer, and I'm sure the drywallers have seen way worse than that.

March 10, 2016 04:57 AM

What is best done is to layout the last stud spacing so that it is less than 16" or less from the last stud to the place where the end of the drywall is located. The idea being that you can get almost a full sheet width from the corner to the center of the 2nd of 3rd stud. What you...

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