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
255 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

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

As pretty as it is simple to arrange, this window decoration features miniature wreaths hung from red ribbon of varying le... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon