The drywall gives the rooms their final shape.

Drywall Delivered
Drywall Delivered

The drywall was delivered through a second story window. You can see here that some of the pieces didn't arrive in great shape, but most of it came in just fine. (12/13/04)

Long Pieces
Long Pieces

Some of the boards were so long they didn't fit into the room. The drywallers prefer to use long boards so there are fewer joints to fill and sand. (12/13/04)

More drywall
More drywall

All the boards were stacked up in a single room. It worked well as a test of the framing - if it were going to collapse, it would have collapsed then. The wall boards (along with the truck with built in crane) are so heavy we had to sign a waver promising not to sue if they break our driveway. (12/13/04)

Big Stack of Drywall
Big Stack of Drywall

Another view of all the drywall. This one is a particularly large stack, and one that made me worry a bit about the strength of the floor. (12/13/04)

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

The master bedroom has drywall up on the ceiling and most of the walls. The studs in the foreground are for the walk-in closet. (12/14/04)

Master Bedroom Vault
Master Bedroom Vault

A view if the vaulted ceiling that was drywalled but not mudded. All the interior walls were covered with 1/2" drywall, and the ceiling and exterior walls have 5/8" drywall. (12/14/04)

Master Bath
Master Bath

The master bathroom has what is called 'green board' around the areas that are likely to get wet. The green board is drywall that is resistant to water damage. There's some green board on the front of the tub that was later removed since that will receive cement board, a more stable substrate for tile. The bare wood in the foreground is the shower stall that will also be covered with cement board. (12/14/04)

Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom

The master bedroom as viewed from the doorway. (12/14/04)

What a Mess!
What a Mess!

The drywallers were not a particularly neat group, but it is a messy job. They ended up doing a fairly good job of cleaning up when they were done (breaking my broom in the process). (12/14/04)

Walk In Closet Ceiling
Walk In Closet Ceiling

The ceiling in the walk in closet was finished before the walls. The ceiling is always done before the walls so the vertical pieces can help support the edges of the ceiling boards. The square in the back is an access panel to the attic area. (12/14/04)

Loft
Loft

The top half of the loft is done. The interior of the furnace area to the left was completed before the furnace went in since it would be impossible to drywall afterwards. They used fire rated drywall, which is great, but I don't know how much that will help when the folding door in front will be made of wood. (12/14/04)

The Topside
The Topside

This is a view of the vaulted part of the ceiling as seen through the access hatch. The gray tube is a heating duct for the master bedroom. The white fluffy stuff is the batt insulation that is covering the short vertical section that is higher than the closet ceiling next to it. The horizontal sections will have blown in insulation. (12/15/04)

Loft
Loft

This is loft after the rest of the drywall is up and it's mudded and taped. It looks like the ceiling either has a flat section on the left side or is sloping at a different angle, but it's actually sloping down at the same angle as the right side. (1/12/05)

Loft Closet
Loft Closet

This is the closet in the loft. All the drywall was both glued and screwed, so it should be very stable. (1/12/05)

Master Bedroom Complete
Master Bedroom Complete

This is a view from the doorway of the master bedroom after all the mudding and taping is complete. The bare bulb in the center of the room was replaced with a ceiling fan a few years after we moved in upstairs. (1/12/05)

The Stair Problem
The Stair Problem

This is the drywall on the stairwell. The lower half was an existing half wall that was not quite plumb. They should have ripped out the bottom and used a single sheet, but they just tried to match what was there. It didn't work. (1/12/05)

The Stair Debacle
The Stair Debacle

Here is a side view of the wall. There is a prominent bow to it. We ripped it out in favor of a curved wall anyway (horizontal curve, not vertical). (1/12/05)

Walk In Closet
Walk In Closet

The walk in closet is complete, including a hatch that gets screwed over the opening. The center of the wood frame is 5/8" drywall with a 3/4" plywood backer. It's fairly heavy, so there are lots of screws holding it in place. (1/12/05)

Master Bath Complete
Master Bath Complete

The master bathroom has all mudding and taping complete, except for the cement board in the shower stall. The ledge under the window is proving to be a good place to store plants. (1/12/05)

Pressure Test Gauges
Pressure Test Gauges

The drywallers got to the bathroom before the pressure gauges were removed, so they had to cut large holes and piece it back together with lots of mud and tape. It doesn't need to be pretty since it will be covered by the vanity. (1/12/05)

 
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