See photos. Picture an unfinished basement. Usually thick, bare walls of sheer concrete are all around you. The texture often looks rough, with divits, seams and other imperfections scattered all aross the surfaces. This just comes from how they were made.
How to Install Furring Strips for Drywall
What Is a Furring Strip, What Is It Used For, and How to Install It?
By Glenda Taylor and Bob Vila. Prominent in the trim aisles of home improvement stores and popular on home remodeling shows, beadboard offers a great way to dress-up drab walls and ceilings. When installed on a surface, it gives the appearance of two or three narrower boards side by side. Beadboard was traditionally used on the lower area of walls i. In the late s, beadboard often milled from white pine was introduced as paneling for interior walls.
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Metal furring strips come in two different styles. They include:. Hat channel furring strips are the most common kind of metal furring strips and are mainly used in the real estate industry due to its heat resistance qualities.
Finishing the basement in your home provides you with more usable space, and it boosts the resale value of your property. As you investigate the work involved, you may begin to feel overwhelmed with the massive amount of time, money, and materials required actually to complete the job. What if there were other options besides the standard drywall?