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Old 06-05-2017, 03:45 PM   #1
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How to frame walls with curved bus walls

Hello! I am on to framing the closet and bathroom walls out... but have hit a ... well wall.

The walls of my bus have a curve to them leaving a large gap when I attempt to frame out the wall.

How can I fix this and make a flash clean look. Has anyone else run into this problem?

Thank you!!!
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Old 06-05-2017, 05:10 PM   #2
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That's why I'm going to use steel framing, you can cut & bend it to follow the radius.
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Why not just frame it square, but trim your wall covering to fit the curve? If the gap bothers you a custom sized block, or door wedges, could be put in place to brace the framing to the wall.
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Perhaps you're looking for a "contour gage" or "curve template." They're available in a variety of sizes/lengths.

Or, the poor man's method with a scrap of sheet material, something rigid and cheap like cardboard or Masonite/hardboard. Hold it with an edge against the wall, ie perpendicular to the wall. Find a block that's about the same size as the largest gap between the wall and the template material. Using the block as a spacer, hold a pen against the block against the wall and trace the shape of the wall's curve onto the template material. Cut along the line. Test the fit of the template to the wall. Repeat until you like the fit, then transfer the shape from the template onto the "good" material.
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