Nice work Dave (and crew). Are you sure you guys aren't pros??? There's a set of drywall stilts in one of those pictures!! I think you guys moved every bit as fast as a professional crew. Your wife should be VERY happy with the progress plus you have a few more bucks in the bank to put toward equipment!!!
My buddy's father and two uncles are both drywall pros. I attempted to get on the stilts yesterday....after about 5 minutes walking around I decided to work on the ground. I can honestly say I have probably learned a ton about taping and mudding these past few days. Started skim coating this a.m.
3 cases of beer and unlimited fast food, pizza, and the occasional soda....and we're almost done.
On a side note...I crept out of the rest of the basement long enough to start hanging the OSB on the ceiling. With the lift it is pretty easy. I am being extra careful and taking my time marking the exact location of the clips so that I screw into the channel only. All screws are 8" on center.
My wife's 18' x 13' x 8' walk in closet is finished. This is a surprise, she has no idea that I am building this room out for her; I mean where else is she going to put her 200 pairs of shoes (not joking at that number)
Nice. I am married to a woman who has a similar habit. I stopped counting the pairs years ago. However, I can tell you she will most likely appreciate the dedicated space.
40+ hours over the last 4 days and its finally done. Time to focus on the HT for a bit.
OSB installed on the ceiling. I can notice a huge difference in foot falls upstairs just from the one layer on channel. Can't wait to put it all up.
I did have an issue this morning with the screws catching and holding into the channel. A trip to True Value took care of that. I bought about 4 different types/brands and found one that works perfect.
Did you plan for that, meaning...did you put the channel in the ceiling closer than standard distance to support the added weight of a coffered ceiling?
Yes, that is why I skinned the room with a first layer of OSB. Because of this I won't have to hit the channel with every screw. Between adhesive and the OSB backing the coffered ceiling will have no issues. Besides its really not a lot of weight, as the weight is well distributed.
The last coffered ceiling I helped build was primarily held up with construction adhesive, with nails holding it in place until the glue cures.
That will look pretty cool. I have always appreciated the look of a coffered ceiling.
I was pretty torn over this and a starfield. I love the look of both, but with the Walnut wainscoting and columns I thought that it would be a better fit as I am going for a really traditional classy look.
I have the Makita track saw, less $$, works fine. I use the Dewalt track clamps on the Makita track and the Festool track extension bars to join two section of track together. Also bought the Dewalt Track saw carry bag.
I was looking hard at the Makita. I figured they made great tools in every other facet, why not plunge saws.
How does the track extension work for you. I read that it makes the saw stick a little bit. Or what about the lack of a riving knife? Have you put the Makita through the ringer, I am sure you have. If so I may seriously take a look before I pull the trigger on the Festool.
I've made about 75 cuts with it since I've had it. It is my saw of last resort. I like to use my table saws, my radial arm saw, my miter saws, my circular saw and my reciprocal saw before pulling this from the case for duty. There are some things this is just good at. If you need a really straight cut on the end of a 4x8 sheet this is great, if the edge is just going against the wall, like a riser top I will often just follow a line with the my hand held circular saw unless I already have this unpacked and ready to go. Take a 1/2 inch off a door this is the tool.
Haven't noticed any sticking, you need to be sure you set the sections together straight when you join them.
It will probably serve the same duty for me as well. Although I only have a jobsite tablesaw at home. I have to head over to my dad's shop to use a more well equipped saw, so will probably get some steady use out of it. I know how great this is for sheet goods. However, I know that most folks would use a table saw for ripping a more narrow plank of wood, but could the plunge saw be used. Like i said I dont get precise cuts on my table saw, so would want something on site to rip for example a 4/4 10" x 12' piece of hardwood.