Step 4: Install drywall extender for arch

Install drywall arch extenders «»
Cut two pieces of drywall 15-inches-high and as wide as the opening. Be sure to use drywall that's the same thickness as the existing drywall (typically ½-inch). Raise the drywall piece into place and secure it to the 1x4 blocking with 1 ½-inch drywall screws. Hang the second drywall piece on the opposite side of the opening.
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    Tools List

    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hammer
      Hammer
    • utility knife
      Utility knife, for scoring around casings
    • flat prybar
      Pry bar, used to remove casings
    • drill
      Drill/driver, for driving drywall screws
    • hand saw
      Handsaw, for cutting 1x4 blocking
    • drywall saw
      Drywall saw, for cutting drywall
    • drywall knife
      Drywall knife, for applying joint compound

    Shopping List

    1. ARCHWAY KIT

    2. ½-INCH FINISHING NAILS

    3. ½-INCH DRYWALL SCREWS

    4. DRYWALL

    5. 120-GRIT SANDPAPER

    6. PRIME AND PAINT

    7. DROP CLOTH