We are finishing our basement stairs, and I'm struggling with how to drywall the side that is parallel to and tight against the foundation. Should I pull down the stairs, frame the wall, hang drywall, and put them back up? Or can I just frame against the foundation and stairs and let the drywall tie into the stairs? I don't care what it looks like below the stairs because it will be a cedar lined closet.
We also don't plan on framing a full wall here because the stairs are already narrow and we can't spare the space. We planned on using 1x2 stock attached to the foundation, and securing the drywall to that.