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Old 05-12-2016, 03:42 PM   #1
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Walls Paneling With 1/4 Or 1/2" Plywood.


Customer want me cover like 20 of walls with mahogany plywood instead of sheetrock to mach existing part of trim. It is minimalist style so I can not use L corners. I have to but 6 corners (plywood but in 3/4 by 4 mahogany) and meet 2 corners with 45 degree ripped plywood. Customer broth 1/4 plywood. I did a 2 wall with it but said to customer that I would do much better job if I would have 1/2 plywood and be capable nail 1 X directly to plywood at but end, and would be better for meet end to. I remember from my employment days we used 1/2 ply for wainscoting. Am I right?
Old walls are done with 1/4 but I said customer that they go 1/4 to save a few bucks.
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Re: Walls Paneling With 1/4 Or 1/2" Plywood.


If it's direct to the studs, then 1/2". 1/4" flexes too much.

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If it's direct to the studs, then 1/2". 1/4" flexes too much.
Yes direct to studs. Now when think must be that old 1/4 ply was laid over 1/2 construction grade plywood.
Talked with customer before a few minutes. He said he can not return his 4X8. He is good guy. But when he ordered panels he never asked me. I did framing in October and forger about project. He evidently ordered that panels that cost 70$ each. My local lumber yard selling 5/8 mahogany panels for 30$ each. Now there are many kind of mahogany per word of lumber yard worker.

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Most of the paneling that was installed here was 1/4" with gyp board behind it.


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Most of the paneling that was installed here was 1/4" with gyp board behind it.


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I guess it is because gypsum board are perfectly straight. It make sense. Then when you have flat panels you can much easier dill with that 1/4.
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That's how most of it is here, too. I've also seen 1/4" direct to studs, 3/8" direct to studs, 1/2" direct to studs, and 3/4" direct to studs. 1/4" direct doesn't work out well at all. The old 3/8" wasn't too bad.
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I figured out I can set 1X1 nailer 3/16 from edge of 1X4 mahogany. It will work.
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Luckily around here, most plywood paneling is set over 1x T&G. The perks of living in what was once the lumber capital of the world. I used 1/4 over one of our walls. I had them and they worked great. Of course it was over t&G AND gyp.

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I would love to see some pics of the miters if you have them.
I will do it soon, will post photos of miters. Will use carbord or paper to shim up miter.
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Depends of where it's used, sometimes sheetrock is required for fire rating, not open partition walls of course.

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