04:48AM | 12/17/02
Member Since: 01/10/02
10 lifetime posts
I have alot of natural ledgestone at my disposal and want to incorporate it into my home. There are some accent walls and spaces that would look great with natual stone. I just want to check and see if my thought process is correct.

The spaces to be covered is a typical interior wall with 2x4 studs and 1/2" drywall over them. I was thinking about cutting the drywall out where I want the stone, skrewing 1/4" or 1/2" plywood to the wall, covering the plywood with building paper, and begin setting the stone using ties attached to the plywood.
Is this the proper way to do this? I would like to take the drywall down so that the stone isn't sticking out that additional 1/2". Any Advice or am I good to start tearing apart? Thanks


06:23PM | 12/28/02
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
I don't see that you said how thick your stone is but it usually looks best if it protrudes beyond the smooth finished wall. It appears you are talking about stone tiles.

The 1/4" ply wood is not strong enough for this method. I would suggest applying a cement baord/ backer board to the studs and then using thinset mix to hang the stone

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