Beadboard support for hooks

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Forum topic by tazboy posted 01-12-2015 12:19 AM 666 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-12-2015 12:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: beadboard plywood coat

Hello all,

I want to make a coat hanger area for my entryway. The issue I have is that I were to just attach beadboard to the wall then I would have an issue with easily screwing things into the beadboard, like hooks, or adding a support structure like benches and shelves. I was thinking about attaching plywood to the drywall and then putting the beadboard on that. I’m just not sure how thick the plywood should be.

Would 1/4” be sufficient?
Is 11/32 sheathing ok?
Is 7/32 underlayment ok?

My initial thought is that 1/2” plywood would be needed to have a sufficient base to work with.

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 01:16 AM

I use the 3/4 beadboard planks for that sort of thing.

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 02:50 AM

Can I install the 3/4” beadboard without gluing it to the drywall? I was thinking about screwing 1/2” plywood to the drywall and then gluing/nailing the beadboard to that. That way I don’t ruin the drywall if I want to change things years later.

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 02:11 PM

I’ll go with the 1/2” or 3/4” plywood with beadboard attached to that.

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