The wall is done. I actually finished it over Christmas break but haven’t had time/felt like posting the pictures. Hanging drywall is generally uneventful, once I learned that nothing in a house ever square and you have to measure all 4 sides. Unless, of course, you are hanging dry wall with Walter Jevack, then it can get out of hand. Here are the pictures. As a side note, if you didn’t know, you can click on all the pictures to make them bigger.
So there is the way that I would do things, and then the way a carpenter would do it.
I’ve actually been doing this renovation thing for a while. I am getting better at it. I’ve noticed that the problems are always going to be there. No matter how small I think the job is going to be, I never set expectations at the cost or the amount of time it’s going to take. Actually, to say “the problems are always going to be there” is incorrect. They are there, and they have been there, and they are obdurate, but I am persistent. I handle the problems much more gracefully these days. I have better tools, I have more patience, and most importantly I have more skill and I have a better idea of what needs to be perfect, and what doesn’t.
I have a bunch of projects lined up this winter that are going to be a decent amount of work but not cost me any money. Project number one is opening the wall up between the dinning room, which is my office, and the living room. I started to knock out the drywall and immediately ran into “issues”. I had to stop and make an appointment with my demolition crew.