Arch-It, Start Making Perfect Arches in Minutes, Not Hours
Half Round Arches are as Easy as 1-2-3!
1.
Frame in opening in the usual way, then measure down half the width of the arch.
A Few Tips:
Opening's a little too small?
If need be, the top ends can be overlapped. If the opening is a little wide, the top ends can be separated by up to a few inches, and the finished arch will look perfectly round.
Are nail guns OK?
We recommend wood screws. In fact, nailing invalidates the warranty.
Symmetrical:
There's no top or bottom — install without worrying which way is up.
Perfect circles:
All arches are half of a full circle. If you're doing a 36" doorway, each arch segment is 18" wide — and 18" deep too. (If you're using a 36" set of arches on a 35" doorway, you'll still want to measure down 18" on the casing.)
Jamb wider than 3-1/2"?
Simply score arches with a drywall knife, separate them and screw them in place for the exact size you need — up to 16"!
Mudding, nailers:
You can plaster directly onto the arch. Simply drywall over the wall side of the arch, zip it, attach a corner bead and mud it. On 8' arches, some blocking may be required to meet 16" code. Nailers may also be needed for barrel vaults.
Headers:
Remember, arches aren't designed to be structural support; only to be support for drywall.
2.
Line up arch segments and screw them in place.
3.

That's it — you're done!
Go do another one.

Then just finish it off as usual, with drywall, corner bead, mud, and paint or wallpaper.

 

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Versatility & Simplicity
Even for a complex installation such as this two-level ceiling treatment in a
dining room with an arched opening, Arch-It makes framing-in a snap.
Check out these before and after shots below.

Early stage of the dining room

Final dining room

Start Making Perfect Arches in Minutes, Not Hours.

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