I have opened up a wall between the kitchen and living room and this wall stud needs to stay. I am wondering how difficult it will be to gyprock and plaster around it ... I’m not sure how else I can cover it. Am putting in a kaboodle and there will be a wide bench (and will have to cut the bench top to accomodate the post) coming out from the wall. Any ideas?
The difficulty would highly depend on your Gyprocking skills and willingness to give it a go. Have you done much plastering work before? If you want a seamless look, then you'll need to plaster over it using Knauf 3000mm 90 Degree Plaster Trim External Angles on the corners. You should find this step-by-step guide useful: How to attach and plaster an external corner.
Another option would be to clad the stud in finished timber and butt the sheeting up against it. That way you could turn the issue into a feature.
Please let me know if you have questions.
Thanks for your advice Mitchell,
I don’t think my plastering skills would be up to it and I like the idea of turning it into a feature. I’ll explore that option a bit more.