Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Drywalling Weekend

This weekend was spent drywalling walls. The ceiling is all done. First we put up a plastic vapor barrier since we were working on the outside walls.
Then we hung the top sheets. (Not a good idea with previous neck injuries. Holding up the drywall has caused both of us sore necks for a couple days :-().

Right after I took this picture, I started sawing out the cutouts around the windows.
Good arm exercise if you ever want to try it :-).
The bottom sheet was next and more cutting around the windows while Steve was attaching the drywall with 3 1/2" screws. The screws needed to be long to go through 2" of rigid insulation and the 1/2" drywall. We finished the south & west wall.
The woodstove will be in the corner left of the window. We plan on installing a river rock wall behind it. The walls will be knotty pine. We still have the north and east walls in the bedroom
to drywall and also the foyer but then we will be ready to mud & tape. We will also be calling the electrician to come & test all the electrical connections to make sure we didn't put a screw through anything before we mud & tape. It was not a typical installation of drywall due to the wires being covered up with the pink rigid insulation first.
We didn't work all weekend. We took time to go out to eat at the local Mexican restaurant and shopped at the food co-op before leaving.
Tomorrow I have the day off & plan on cleaning house, looking at the seed catalogs for weed barriers and cover crop ideas, and making son Shane dinner. It is supposed to be in the 70's but really windy. I may go up in the attic & get more stuff down to move to the farm too. I always run out of time...


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a very busy weekend. I know working with dry wall is a very exhausting ordeal!! Sounds pretty with the river rock and pine. Will make a beautiful room...debbie

Barb and Steve said...

Thanks Debbie...drywall is boring too. Can't wait to get outside & garden.

angie said...

Hi Barb,

we are drywalling too. Albeit at the rental unit - not in Wisc. Gosh, it is boring and dusty isn't it? (haven't even gotten to the mud/tape yet.)

Linda said...

Gracious, that all sounds like a lot of work. I guess you have to do that sometimes to see your dreams come true.

the wild magnolia said...

It is really beginning to happen. How exciting and how you will be challenged to reach your goal. But then, you know about hard work, and the rewards.

Eat well, sleep well, love well and how much fun you will have.

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