I wrote about hanging drywall in the basement stairwell a couple of weeks ago (you can see photos here).
Before John screwed in the drywall under the stairs, he wrote the blog address on the riser. Maybe in 50 or 100 years, someone will come across it and say something like, “What’s a blog?” or “I wonder why someone wrote this?”
I asked John, “Did you use a ruler to write that so perfectly?” He said, “No.”
He covered it up.
The 17′ I-beam in the above and below photos supports the second floor in the original part of the house. The beam is the length of the bonus room and garage.
The spackling and sanding is finished. Now it’s time to prime.
The stairs to the left go up to the living room and kitchen.
And to the right of the stairwell is the bonus room.
John is using The Drywall Hawk with Wood Handle to hold the joint compound (click here). Here’s another brand, for less money. And this one is under $25. You can also use a mud pan (we have a couple), click here.
Walboard putty/tape knives used:
6″ (click here)
8″ (click here)
12″ (click here)
Walboard Utility Knife used for cutting drywall (click here)