Sunday, February 27, 2011

Setting up for success

The Materials have arrived!
It was a weekend of getting ready for a lot of progress and as well as work behind the scenes.  The Load of drywall (120 sheets to be exact) that should be enough to finish the project was delivered at 10 on Saturday morning.  Doug and I proceeded to spend the next two hours moving various sizes and varieties of sheetrock into storage and out of the snow.  Once it had found its temporary home we finished the peek of the great room and were able to remove the temporary planks over the stairs that everyone kept hitting their heads on.  But wait there's more, Amber showed up ready to work and progress continued.  With fiberglass raining down she was still a good enough sport to pass me up batting through the access holes into the attic of the original section of the house.  So now instead of ground up newspapers soaked in fire retardant and spun mineral wool the insulation is pretty legit now and at least an R38 rating.
Today went a bit slower though things still went forward.  I ended up being a little more worn out than I had expected so I wasn't a happy camper for the majority of the day.  Doug and I managed to get a new false ceiling in and the majority of the drywall hung.  Turns out though the end drywall needed to be trapezoids due to an out of square on the old ceiling.  Personally that did it for me and I quit working on it at that point.
So all in all it was a weekend that made great strides, but they were mostly prep strides so next weekend should be the flashy progress.
Working With New Sawhorses thats to Jim

The Peak over the stairs is done

Looks like a pretty great room indeed

"Fun" and done, enough said about attics and insulation

Finishing up a bedroom ceiling

Another perspective of that finish

Shameless self promotion

Cutting walls to shape


  1. This is a fantastic project David! I wish you the best of luck on the rest of your project.

  2. Wow, I can't wait to see it in person, it's looking AMAZING!!! way to go, David. :)

  3. Yay! It's amazing to see everything coming together so nicely! You've got a good team a people on your side for sure! Def. need to get a tour a some point!