Hudson River Design
New Paltz, N.Y.
Most of the homes we design have 2x6 exterior walls with
1 inch of rigid foam on the interior, covered with 2x4 horizontal
strapping. With sheathing and drywall, the walls are 9
inches thick. We detail the drywall returns with metal corner
bead at the head and large-radius metal beads at the jambs
(21/2-inch to 3-inch radius). The large radius produces a gentle
curve that looks just right with the 8/4 sill stock we use.
We buy the large-radius corner beads from Milgo/Bufkin (68
Lombardy St., Brooklyn, NY 11222; 718/388-6476). At
$2.50 per foot, these beads are pricey, but the overall cost of