My garage has a bare wall of studs that I want to add insulation, vapour barrier, and then cover with drywall. However, there is a metal support post between two of the studs that protrudes about 1/2 an inch beyond the studs. What is the best approach to add drywall?
I am thinking that I can add 1/2 inch thick strips of plywood to the edge of each stud, but there are 16 studs that I would have to do this to. I wonder if there is a shortcut?
How flexible are 4 foot wide sheets of drywall? If I add 1/2 inch of thickness to one of studs, will drywall bend enough that the next stud can have 1/4 inch extra plywood and then finally mount the drywall directly on the third stud away from the post. The studs are 16 inches apart. Is drywall too brittle for this?