Step 5: Stencil in the arch shape

Stencil in the shape of the arch «»
Carefully cut the cardboard out with a utility knife. The archway kit includes an elliptical template that's part of the cardboard shipping carton. Then, slip the vertical columns into the opening and set the template on top. Use a pencil to scribe the elliptical shape onto the new drywall. Repeat this procedure to mark the drywall on the opposite side.
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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