Basement Renos Part 3: Framing and drywall

Project by Manitario posted 09-11-2010 11:00 PM 4238 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The framing was the easiest part of the renos. After months of sweating ripping out the old walls in the basement, most of the new walls and insulation went up over one weekend. My father flew out to help and worked me mercilessly; we were up by 7am to go to HD and finished at 1230am. Needless to say, he is in a lot better shape than me, despite being 24y older. I briefly attempted to do the drywalling myself; but after carrying one sheet down my awkward, narrow basement stairs I realized that by myself it would take a year to do all the drywalling; so once again my credit card took a hit as I paid someone to do the drywalling, taping and sanding for me. Overall, I was quite excited at this point; everything had gone together quickly and was beginning to seem like a basement again. Little did I know how painful my introduction to finish carpentry would be….

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posted 09-13-2010 12:05 PM

Interesting…....I’ve never put drywall/sheetrock up that way…I’ve always done it horizontal…...and I hope these pictures don’t show that the taping is done??!!.........I do like the look of fresh drywall….it really makes it look like alot gets done…..... are you putting in a drop ceiling? or drywall?

-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN

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posted 09-13-2010 05:07 PM

The company I paid to put up the drywall said that my basement stairs were too tight to bring down full sheets, so they cut them outside and installed the sheets vertically. Can’t say that I was impressed overall with their workmanship; it was a sloppy, “get it done” job. The pics are after the 1st round of taping and sanding. I put up tongue and groove pine for the ceiling in the main area, and then a suspended ceiling over the hallway and laundry area, mostly because there were so many pipes and ducts that there would have been no other easy way to put up pine.

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posted 03-22-2011 05:37 AM

Well l bet it looks great when painted, been a drywall taper since 1978, main reason normally board is not stood up is because the joints are at eye level and if any inperfections are very noticable.
When sheets are laid on their side ( horizontal ) the joint is 4 ft from floor and unless are 3 1/2 ft tall not looking directly at joint lol.
But if done properly and feathered extra wide normally not a problem, l as well prefer to put horizontal even in basement but as long as it turned ok in the end all works out hope end results was good for you


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posted 07-09-2019 05:27 PM

I am so glad to see the details regarding the basement renovation you have shared here. I think ar15 accessories some of the works are finished over there and we can see the picture here. Hope that you will update more pictures of the same.

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