How to Build a Drywall Arch

Using drywall and Masonite to create a curved doorway.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Circular saw
  • Mud pan
  • Hawk
  • Knockdown knife
  • Drywall saw
  • T-square
  • Putty knife
  • Utility knife

A table saw will be helpful to rip the 2x4 lumber to size, but if you don’t have one, you can use a circular saw.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 2x4 lumber
  • 1/8 in. plywood
  • 1/4 in. drywall
  • Plastic corner bead
  • Joint compound
  • 1-5/8 in. drywall screws