Taping and floating, days 2-5

Celis Drywall is cranking. Corner bead. Second coat of mud to seal the joints and hide the screws. Ron Dahlke reports they will be done today — and the painter will move in to prep the interior of Emerald Hill starting Monday.

Above, Steven arrived at Emerald Hill early Friday, 2 October. There was this constant sound — scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch. The Celis team was working upstairs, sanding the drywall joints smooth, raising a cloud of dust.

The corner beads went up Tuesday, 29 September.
The corner beads went up Tuesday, 29 September.
A small section of corner bead, stapled into place.
A small section of corner bead, stapled into place.
Floating the ceiling over the family room -- second coat of mud.
Floating the ceiling over the family room — second coat of mud — Wednesday, 30 September.
By Thursday, 1 October, the hated yellow brick of the fireplace is gone, hidden behind clean, simple, fire-resistant drywall. A blank canvas to be painted.
By Thursday, 1 October, the hated yellow brick of the fireplace is gone, hidden behind clean, simple, fire-resistant drywall. A blank canvas to be painted.
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