Slowly but surely!!! Got a new job so I will have 1 week between transition
where I hope to knock alot more out.
Comments, questions, concerns, all welcome :-) Go ahead, I'm thick skinned
The space will be primarily a game room. We will have a pool table, bar,
seating area, and I will be putting my pinball machines and arcade games
down there as well. Do it yourself projects really teach you things. I
learned to leave drywall to the pros fro mnow on!
Yes. At this point we are planning a drop ceiling. The floors will be
Mowhawk Laminate wood (already purchased at $.89 / Sq ft. We woud be crazy
nbot to buy it at that price!
Thanks for the nice words. Have a great day!
Just a thought (I didn't read the
original post), you might want the consider
CeilingMax for the grid. It has an
almost zero drop. If you are
this is the way to go. It's a little
pricey, but it does allow for easy panel
and as I said, almost no loss of floor
to ceiling distance.
Don't know about HD or Lowes .... I
don't remember seeing them at
HD and the Lowes store just opened a few
weeks ago. But, they have
a website http://www.ceilingmax.com .
BTW, I saw it at Menards ... I
don't know if you have one of those in
Hi. Did you have much experience before this? I am considering trying this,
but never did any detail work before. Have repaired wooden porches back in
Chicago, but that is pretty rough work.
Just curious what lessons learned in framing and any prep work for
I don't think the full email thread is on site anymore.
On Sun, 19 Jun 2005 07:18:06 -0400, "SilverUnicorn"
Okay, Chris, I'll take you at your word.
I'm a little concerned at the width of the taping I see on inside and
outside corners ... may not be wide enough to get a good, clean
You might try shining a light down the wall to show up any
imperfections .... you might also prime first (shows up imperfections)
and then re-tape if needed.
If this is your first, second, or even third job like this, it looks
Than you for the constructive criticism. This is indeed the first time I
have ever done drywall of any kind (or wall framing, or anything like this).
I have indeed had some difficulty with the taping, and I feel that for me it
will have been the hardest part of the job. While I am sure the job won't
end up perfect, and I am OK with that, I will use your suggestion to see if
I really bought the farm on any of the walls. That sounds like an easy way
to see bad things before painting.
Thank you for your ideas. Like I said, this is all new to me and has
been quite a long process to this point. I value anyone's input on how to
make things better, or where there is room for improvement. That said,
there's no way I'm starting over :-P.
Thanks again and have a great day!
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