Garmaine Staff asked 2 years ago

Hello and thanks to whomever answers my questions.

I have undertaken a task of increasing the opening of an archway. I need an extra 1/2 inch in order to receive a new refrigerator. I removed a 4" piece of 3/4" drywall (about 5 feet up) and about 1" around the corners of this 4" wide archway.

Q1. To fill in the sides around the corners, do you recommend just using mud with corner tape or should I screw in a 1" x 60" replacement piece of sheetrock?

Q2. OR, should I take away another inch so that my replacement piece is 2" wide and more stable?

Q3. For the 4" face of the archway, I am planning in priming the wood stud and then using compound to shape it. OR, do you recommend using 1/4 sheetrock for the face?

Thank You.