My wife and I bought 1938 house....found out the the guy who remodeled it did a half #$# job. Anyway, we have now remodeled the doorways, kitchen, upstairs bathroom and now the utility room which is an addon. I am tearing down the drywall and found some wood that has been rotted out. Once I replace this, can I hand beadboard onto the studs or do I have to put up drywall first? I hope to be on this site alot...hope to get answers. Thanks.