Hardwood sheets on studs.

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  1. May 31, 2013 #1

    garlandkr

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    I put in-wall speakers into a small room which has hardwood (masonite) panels mounted on studs. Obviously not ideal, but cheap and it was not my work.

    Now I need to replace the panels as I'm moving.

    Would it wise to just remove the entire panel where the speaker cut-outs are and replace each one? I'm thinking that any kind of patch work on the massive 6-1/2" x 3" rectangular holes would be near impossible to seal up on this material.
     
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    I doubt you would be able to patch the holes. So if you can get matching panels that would be the way to go.
     
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    or just cut out the section from stud to stud and replace the portion with the holes in it.
     
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    that's another good idea. if i get the pieces flush what kind of taping should I do to remove any lines?
     
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    So I used a multi-tool to cut out the hardwood and replace it with a new piece. There is an 1/8" gap on the right side where you can see the stud. Any recommendations for a filler to use, or should I just use regular drywall putty?

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    You could fill it drywall filler and tape but I don't think you ever going to hide this.
     
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    Tape and mud.
     

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