Shop Renevations #4: Drywall!!!!

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Blog entry by Woodshopfreak posted 04-18-2008 05:40 AM 1526 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well here it is with drywall!! I can’t believe how cool it will be to finally have a “real” shop. The drywall is SO heavy and a pain to work with. Like every three seconds a new chip or crack has formed and the so the finishing touches on the plaster and mud are going to be put on soon. Hopefully this weekend we can finish with paint and the trim. This took a lot longer than I thought it would take from he beginning. With the drywall up you can really start to see what it will look like. I can’t wait to get everything organized and get it up and running! Please leave your comments on any suggestions or questions you have for this project. Thanks so much. Here are some pictures of the progress.


The light switch

The door from the inside (we still have to put a piece of drywall on the top)

Other side of the wall (notice the phone jack that is put in just above the light switch)

Outside the shop with one outlet for what will be the dust collector’s spot (on it’s own circuit)

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#1 posted 04-18-2008 05:53 AM

Nice work. Are you doing a lot of this work yourself (with some help I assume)?

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 04-18-2008 06:01 AM

This is pretty exciting to follow! Too bad I am not close enough to help!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#3 posted 04-18-2008 06:18 AM

Good Job yes …..Mr Woodshopfreak…..It will be great when you are fini .

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#4 posted 04-18-2008 06:18 AM

Man that looks exciting! can’t wait to see it finished.

-- Scott - Chico California

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#5 posted 04-18-2008 06:21 AM

Lookin good!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-18-2008 12:06 PM

I don’t blame you for being excited. I know I would be if I were in your situation. This is looking pretty good and I have enjoyed the posts. I can’t wait to see it finished (I am sure that you are ready for that as well) :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 04-18-2008 01:37 PM

I agree Tyler. I like to do most things around the house. I don’t even mind hanging drywall but mudding is something that I find much more enjoyment watching others do.

-- Kyle Shipp,

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#8 posted 04-18-2008 03:02 PM

I say you mortise and tenon a wooden sign over the door instead of sheet rocking it, really gets the mood of the shop going.

-- Thuan

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#9 posted 04-18-2008 03:11 PM

You’re really coming along now. I’ve hung my share of drywall – so I feel your pain about the taping and mudding. But all the effort will be worth it in the end. Looking forward to the finished pictures.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#10 posted 04-18-2008 03:29 PM

Hi Tyler

Your shop looks great. Are you going to put a ceiling in it? If not, you will have to close off area above the wall.

Good luck! Looking forward to more postings.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 04-18-2008 03:56 PM

Keep up the good work.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#12 posted 04-18-2008 05:34 PM

Your shop is taking a long time to finish, but when you are done you are going to enjoy it. I like Thuan’s idea.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#13 posted 04-18-2008 08:28 PM

looks like progress to me

-- making sawdust....

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#14 posted 04-19-2008 01:57 PM

oh I like Thuan’s idea as well!!!

(I too hate the mudding part of the process

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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