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We've refinished some of our douglas fir trim in place - can definitely be done. However, if you're taking down the walls (plaster) and replacing with drywall, then you may create some gap problems - Our plaster (lath + plaster) is 1.25" thick, but drywall is 1/2" or 5/8", so if your place is like ours, you'll have a 3/4" or 5/8" gap between the back of ...


OK, I've had remodelers tell my wife that those walls are not load bearing (they didn't go into the attic). Meanwhile, I've had a friend from church with framing experience look closely in the attic and say I definitely need to transfer the load being carried by these boards and walls and have at least one board to keep the roof from racking away from the ...

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