Hanging drywall, day 5

Above, what will be Steven’s favorite room at Emerald Hill — the master bedroom, drywall up, with “the treehouse” revealed as a room for the first time. If there is one room in the house done correctly, it’s the master bedroom, with the new side and front windows opening up the view into the trees.

The team from Celis Drywall today finished hanging drywall on all walls. Next up, Ron will order up inspection of the screw patterns to ensure they comply with code — each screw approximately eight inches from the next, with screws sufficient to ensure the drywall will not pop off or shift. Ron also plans to spend tomorrow, Wednesday, 23 September, the first day of Fall, working with Cris to tackle punch-list items before Celis starts to install corner beads and begins taping and mudding.

Here are snapshots as the Celis team of five installers hung drywall in the family room and kitchen, pantry, mudroom, office, library.

This wall in the office will get base cabinets and a countertop, with shelves hung on the wall where the drywall is going up.
This wall in the office will get base cabinets and a countertop, with shelves hung on the wall where the drywall is going up.
Turning 90 degrees in the office, the installer cuts drywall away from the side window in the office with a rotozip.
Turning 90 degrees in the office, the installer cuts drywall away from the side window in the office with a rotozip.
And off comes the liberated drywall, exposing the window.
And off comes the liberated drywall, exposing the window.
In the family room, Jose, left, and Andres, right, prep drywall for the south wall.
In the family room, Jose, left, and Andres, right, prep drywall for the south wall.
turning 180 degrees in the family room to look at the kitchen drywall going up.
Turning 180 degrees in the family room to look at the kitchen drywall going up.
Jose hangs drywall at the kitchen window while drywall goes up in the pantry.
Jose hangs drywall at the kitchen window while drywall goes up in the pantry.
The library/dining room is already complete. With a small pile of waste on the floor. Ron will recycle the waste as part of the Austin Green Build program.
The library/dining room is already complete. With a small pile of waste on the floor. Ron will recycle the waste as part of the Austin Green Build program.
Jadin's room is also complete, covered with drywall dust.
Jadin’s room is also complete, covered with drywall dust.
All the upstairs rooms are complete. Here's the "wet wall" in the utility/laundry room. The darker drywall is water resistant. One of the tankless units will be mounted in the niche at left. The washer will be located near the center of the photo, with the dryer installed in front of the large dryer vent near the floor and corner at right center.
All the upstairs rooms are complete. Here’s the “wet wall” in the utility/laundry room. The darker drywall is water resistant. One of the tankless units will be mounted in the niche at left. The washer will be located near the center of the photo, with the dryer installed in front of the large dryer vent near the floor and corner at right center.
Steven thinks the right side of the shelf in the master shower is lower than the left corner -- and all water will drain into the right corner instead instead of the shower. Ron pulls out his tape measure and checks. Yup. 1/4 inch off.
Steven thinks the right side of the shelf in the master shower is lower than the left corner — and all water will drain into the right corner instead of the shower. Ron pulls out his tape measure and checks. Yup. 1/4 inch off.

 

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