Well, I am here to possibly get some expert advice on a project my husband and I have to decided to take on. We bought a home that was built in the late 60s, early 70s. It is your typical ranch variety style home; brick, three bedrooms, one bath. The project we are working on at the moment is a carport that was converted into a living room. Apparently the living room was small when the house was built, and I believe that now the former living room area is part of the kitchen. The present living room is about 12x17 and was covered in that dreary old dark paneling until one day I decided I would mud the grooves of the paneling and paint over it. That was a terrible mistake. I had dry compound residue from all the sanding all over the place. The room was also carpeted. Having several animals, carpet is not something I am fond of. So that has to go as well. So here is the deal.........we have begun demo on the room only to discover that there is brick on two adjacent walls. The paneling was attached to furring strips attached to the exterior brick of the home. I have pictures and will post them. I'm sure you will understand what I mean once you see the pictures. Our intent is to hang drywall around the entire room. I suppose my first obvious question is would it be wise to attempt to hang drywall on the furring strips? Some of them appear to twisted. They also weren't screwed into the brick, but nailed, I assume with concrete nails. Without going into too much more detail in my initial post, I would really like to know how someone experienced in this sort of situation would approach this. Right now I am at a loss. I really don't want to post the pictures here and use up valuable space, so I will provide a link to my snapfish page with the pictures I have taken thus far. I hope someone will be brave enough to give me their honest opinion on this.