Remove steel-framed wall corner


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Remove steel-framed wall corner

I am looking to remove a corner stud where two steel-framed walls meet, re-frame the corner (probably with two 135 degree corners) and re-drywall it. In the diagram with the 90 degree corner, I can only remove the stud that forms the corner; the other two must remain where they are. The second diagram shows what I'm imagining. I was wondering if anyone had ever done this and had tips on how to alter the track and how to frame this corner. Thanks so much.

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Old 10-15-16, 08:20 PM
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Never done it but if i had to, a stud would be placed flat at an angle and several sheet metal straps would wrap around the corner and would be screwed to each stud to tie the 3 studs together.
 
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Never done it but if i had to, a stud would be placed flat at an angle and several sheet metal straps would wrap around the corner and would be screwed to each stud to tie the 3 studs together.
Thanks XSleeper, ya, I could calculate the biggest size steel stud that will fit and then strap them all together somehow

joecaption, your Google image search shows wood framing, which I hadn't considered, but that could work.
 
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Or maybe I can just bend the flange on the corner stud to 45?
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You could. Best way would likely be to form the entire corner on a metal brake and screw it to the 2 existing studs.
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I like your second drawing with the stud disconfigured along its length. Putting a stud in the middle of the run and strapping as Brant suggested is a good way. Face it, the sheetrock corner may not have much need for fastening once you install paper backed metal corner bead.

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