I have some 9 ft walls to hang and tape in a couple of weeks. So far the customer in not willing to spend a few more bucks for the 54 inch drywall so it looks like we will be doing two 48 inch pieces with a 12 in piece. I have always seen it done with the strip in the middle of thw two pieces. In other words a full sheet on top, a full sheet on bottom with the 12 inch piece in between them. My question is is that the best way to do it? I was thinking that if you would stack the two pieces and put the 12 inch piece at the top you would always have tapered edges to tape to. You have to get to the top to do the corners anyway so why not tapered pieces? By doing it the other way you have one joint tapered and one that is tapered on one side and not on the other side. this joint sometimes seems difficult to get to dissapear. Am I missing something with how it is done. I also thought that a seam 8 ft in the air might be easier to hide if the seam does not turn out too good than a joint that is 4 ft or almost eye level. Am I missing something here?