Friday, January 20, 2012

10: Hanging and Taping Drywall

Things started to really take form once the drywall went up.  Surfaces and volumes don't always seem real until they're closed in.

Each floor took roughly 100 sheets of drywall.  I hung them and Andy helped with the ceilings as well as doing the majority of the taping.

(Click on any image for a larger view.)

I'm peeking out from the staircase.

Out the 2nd floor back door are those open stairs.

The main room on the 2nd floor, looking south.

The main room, looking north.  Behind me is the kitchen.

I had a thing for curved walls.  The back wall in this photo had a gentle curve.  It also stopped short of the ceiling, allowing a strip of lights to hide up there.  The opening in that wall went back to the kitchen.

This was the soffit that went above a similarly shaped island in the kitchen. 

The upstairs south bedroom has a cathedral ceiling.


The stairwell starting to take shape.

I remember being grateful that the drywall delivery truck had a boom lift.  He could hoist everything to an open window and we just had to pull it in.


  1. Question from Ms Spatially Slow-to-get-it:
    So is that wall between the kitchen and living room (with the space at the ceiling) now torn down?

    I think it is. And I like it better the way it is now.

  2. Yes. In roughly the same place is the half (height) wall that separates the kitchen from the rest of the space.