I have a closet that I want to redo. One wall is plaster/lathe, the
other wall is concrete over brick for 1/2 of it then heating duct for
the other part. The ceiling suffered some water damaged before we
moved in, it's not leaked since.
What I want to do is put some new sheetrock in the ceiling then put
some sheetrock over the wall where the concrete and duct work are.
1) For the ceiling I was going to put in some furing strips then screw
the sheetrock to it. I thought about removing what is already there
but it's a PITA to get to due to the shape of the ceiling.
2) For the wall I want to cover up, I was going to mount some 1x3
strips every few feet then screw the drywall into them. There already
is one 1x3 at the 6' level (it holds the closet rod in on that side).
3) For #2, I'd need a 40x100 piece of drywall. Would it be ok to cut a
piece in half and install it in 2 sections? Getting a 40x100 piece
into that closet intact will next to impossible.
why not use cedar paneling on the walls and drywall on the cieling..
Glue the cedar with wood glue in a tube and brad nail the panels
Smells good and removes moths.. ;)