Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Drywall Process

Last week, a drywall team came and nailed up all the drywall. Suddenly all the insulation, wires, and framing were covered. This week there is a team who are taping, mudding, and sanding the walls smooth. They have ingenious equipment to do all this, but my favorite are the adjustable stilts they walk on to reach the high spots!

By the time they are done there will be 5 layers of mud applied and smoothed on the walls and ceiling

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Feathering the nest

We're having fun again. Several different crews have been working at the nest this month. The first came in and installed the insulation. John DeForest referred to this as "feathering" the nest. It was the first time that some of the formerly "see-through" walls got definition and form. We could actually see "rooms". And it was amazing how quiet it made the house.