COMMUNITY FORUM

gijspencer

08:06PM | 09/18/05
Member Since: 09/17/05
1 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I am building an office in our basement and I wanted to add some internal windows into the family room. We have a wall that I wanted to add 2 porthole windows. (round)

My question is this: when you have drywall on the inside wall and outside wall, what do you put in between them so you do not see the 3 1/2 inch space between (width of the stud.)?

How do I finish the wall so there is a circle window?

I look foward to hearing back from someone.

Stay at home mom.

Ilona

tperez

09:28AM | 09/29/05
Member Since: 09/24/04
128 lifetime posts
gijspencer,

I am probably to late with this but maybe not. I hope not anyway. Just saw your question.

There is a product called Sonotube that is used for making concrete pole bases. They come in different diameters. You can cut one to the width size. Make your hole in the wall just slightly smaller than the tube. You will need to staple or screw on some screening on the inside of the tube. You can get the screen like they use for stucco applications. The screen will hold the drywall mud.

Cut your holes and place some blocks of wood to hold the Sonotube in place. Squeeze in the Sonotube with screen attached. You may have to reshape the screen and tube a bit. Apply the mud in thin layers until it looks like what want.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

U.S.M.C. Semper Fi !!!
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