Sheet rock holder

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Project by David Dean posted 05-02-2013 12:54 AM 3761 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Haveing a problom when hanging sheet rock there isnt no one around to help so I made my own sheet rock holder so with a 40” bar clamp a fow peice’s of 1 1/2’‘x1 1/2’’ a srap peice of 2’‘x6’’ and some wheels and it works I just wish that sheet rock would bend like wood I wont have a crak one.

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#1 posted 05-02-2013 12:57 AM

Now that’s a great idea. Nice job.

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#2 posted 05-02-2013 11:41 AM

I think you might regret saying you wish sheetrock would bend like wood when you saw how your house would look if it did :)

Very nice though looks handy.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 05-02-2013 01:17 PM

Very cool for sure.

Couldn’t you also just hang the bottom piece of plywood first then sit the next one one it?

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#4 posted 05-02-2013 01:55 PM

Sailor if you do that be sure to use a shim to lift the top board a little. Butted directly against each other the boards will shift and crack. I usually leave a 1/8 inch or so gap between boards to allow for settling/movement of the drywall. The drywall tape and mud will take care of the gap more consistently.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#5 posted 05-02-2013 03:35 PM


I like it! I have always just screwed a scrap piece of 2×4 to the studs and placed the drywall on that, but there were the usual problems of measuring it exactly right and then having to wedge the drywall up tight to the ceiling. This will solve all those issues.

I figured out what the allthread and cross piece was for in Picture 3 was for, and that is a slick way to keep the clamp registered on the lower cross piece by the way! However, what is the purpose of the horizontal bar clamp in Picture 1 for?

I’m building me one of these! Well done, sir!


-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 05:05 PM

Awesome idea, I will definitely be making one of these… I’m the same with David, I’ve always used a couple small pieces of scrap 2×4 and just screw them to the stud, but its always a pain to shim them just right and then worrying that the drywall will fall off in the process.

So is the bar clamp just used to raise and lower the little shelf that the sheet of drywall rests on? and the threaded rod goes inside the bar clamp to hold it in place?

Well done sir! Thanks for the post!


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#7 posted 05-02-2013 10:11 PM

Thanks everyone your commets where cool but it just pop in there but it worked and I got a kitchen to do but we got all the sheet rock up and toilet and a shower base down thanks again everyone.


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#8 posted 06-25-2013 01:51 PM

Great idea David.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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