Sunday, March 14, 2010

With another week of work under my belt it was time to go back to work on the basement bar. The duct work framing needed to be finished, the theater wall needed to be framed, there was wiring to finish up in the library area, and there was some other details that needed finished up before we put up the sheetrock. Once those were complete we started working on what Bob calls a "Sculptured Ceiling". This was one of his trademarks back when he was running his drywall company. It involves adding extra layers of 5/8" sheetrock in a pattern. Might sound easy but it takes some special materials and tecniques to get that heavy sheetrock to hang in places that there is nothing to nail too. The pictures below don't do it justice. I can't wait to see the finished product.

Here's how it looks after all the work...below it is pics of us doing the work.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Pinecrest Pub Progress--Sheetrock

I think I have mentioned more than once that I feel very lucky to have the friends and family that I do. Truly, this house wouldn't be here at all, and if it was, it wouldn't be nearly what it is today without the help we have received from these special people. Today we add one more to the list.

Bob Pryor is a friend of my fathers. They met in Missoula during school and from the sounds of their many stories, they were thick as thieves throughout their time together. As they went their seperate ways after high school, they lost track of each other and just recently made contact again. I had the great pleasure of going hunting with my father and Bob this last year and it was a real treat. During that time Bob found out that I had a bunch of drywall to put up and he offered to show me a thing or two. Turns out he owned his own drywall company for many years. Today he proved it.

A special thank you to Bob. Our basement has really started to look good.

Here's what it looks like now, and below are pictures of the work in progress.