Drywall continued…

I like the drywall hanging, even on the ceiling, as long as I have a drywall lift. You put in a good day’s work and feel tired at the end. But you can look back and really see the dent you made.

For me it was time to take on the basement walls and make a dent there. Hanging the gypsum board on the walls didn’t involve a lot of heavy lifting because all of the sheets were cut down to fit to the framed wall portion.

The down side was that I had a lot of cutting and fitting to do. Unlike the ceiling, where the challenge was limited to fitting the drywall around the center columns, I had to work around all the windows, doors, wall lights and outlets on the walls. That did slow things down a little.

In a couple of places, the rockwool insulation bulged out from the wall framing which made the drywall hanging a little tricky. In those instances I needed help to keep the drywall pushed up against the framing while attaching it.

With the walls done, this garden unit really takes shape and begins to look like a living space. The best thing is that the space now got even lighter!

About Marcus de la fleur

Marcus is a Registered Landscape Architect with a horticultural degree from the School of Horticulture at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Sheffield, UK. He developed a landscape based sustainable pilot project at 168 Elm Ave. in 2002, and has expanded his skill set to building science. Starting in 2009, Marcus applied the newly acquired expertise to the deep energy retrofit of his 100+ year old home in Chicago.

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