COMMUNITY FORUM

ScooberJake

12:33PM | 04/11/14
Member Since: 04/11/14
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I could use some advice here, as this is my first time working with stone on a vertical. I have installed a new direct vent gas fireplace and am in the process of putting up a stone veneer surround. My question is about the place where the stone meets the drywall. The stone corner pieces will meet the drywall at a right angle. Should I run the stone up to the drywall, or run it past the drywall? Pictures below, if I can get it to work.

If I run the stone up to the drywall, then the gap to fill will be smaller (since the cut edge of the stone will meet the relatively flat drywall). If I run the stone past the drywall, or think of it as the drywall butting against the face of the stone, the gap will be larger due to the uneven stone surface.

Generally it seems a smaller gap is better. However, if the stone goes past the drywall it is more likely to look like the stone is part of an actual chimney which extends outside, past the wall, and not just a veneer. I am concerned that the situation with the smaller gap will "telegraph" that the stone is just a veneer.

Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
Img_20140409_215616813

David, Moderator

08:36AM | 04/12/14
Member Since: 11/15/13
208 lifetime posts
Hey, Thanks for the question.
We (you) as the builder of any project will notice these types of variations more than any other person who looks at it.
Keep in mind that if you run the stone past the drywall you will have gaps to fill in.
You could fit the drywall around the stone (this will be time consuming)but not impossible.Or you could install a straight piece and fill in the gaps with compound.
If you do the latter, use a dry mix compound for the first coat(durabond)because it dries much harder.
If you butt the stone into the drywall and you think you will regret it every time you look at it, I would run the stone past. You will be looking at more than anybody.
Hope this helps
David

Rswp

09:22AM | 04/26/14
Member Since: 04/26/14
1 lifetime posts
Not sure if you've started your stone project. Here is what I would do because I have installed stone like yours a fee times. I would drywall and paint. Then I would install the stone. If the short end of the corner piece is long enough to be able to be cut, then I would cut the piece flush up against the finished drywall. Use a grinder to cut the stone. To me it looks better to have the stone look like its running past the drywall. Hope this is helpful.
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1