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01:42PM | 02/22/20
in an old post and beam house, we have 2" x 6-8" (actual) ceiling joists about 20" on center. We need the ceiling height in this room (bedroom) and would like to install 5/8" drywall (not bluebeard/plaster( directly to the ceiling joists.

Above the ceiling is a finished loft.

Is it okay?


11:18AM | 02/23/20
If the wood is straight, a little bit of crown is ok, you can do it. I have found that older wood is sometimes very hard and the drywall nails bend when trying to drive them in and drywall screws break before setting. If this is the case then if I were me I would install 2x2's to the joists. It will cut the height by 1 1/2". If the joists are badly crowned you should install the 2x2's anyway and shim them where needed.

Leo Alfie

10:26AM | 03/10/20
Member Since: 03/03/20
36 lifetime posts
yeah, it's ok ... you already done it with planing.
are you confused?

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