This past weekend Jess and I spent most of our free time hanging Sheetrock.  This is a great step because the room is finaly starting to look like its getting close to being finished.  Of course this also means that I’ll soon be doing lots of taping, sanding, and spackling, which is the least fun part of the whole process.  We got almost all of the walls done, and would have been able to finish, except we ended up being one sheet short of drywall.  Although I had orginaly bought what I thought was five sheets extra, that was before our plans included the skylights, which ended up using three sheets each.  I’ve used 1/2″ drywall for the whole room, attachign it to the studs with 1-5/8″ drywall screws.  I started using just a cordless drill but after a short time I bought a Bosch drywall gun.  Certainly one of the more useful tools I’ve bought recently, it makes sinking the screws to the perfect depth a cake-walk.

Sheetrock on the Skylights

I’ve begun putting up the sheetrock in the skylight ‘tunnels’.  Cutting all these different pieces was quite the pain.  On most of the pieces there were no 90 degree corners, and out of the four sides, three of them require using more than half of a 4×8 sheet.  Of course I forgot about these tunnels when I bought the sheetrock a few months ago which means that even though I got five or six extra sheets, I’m probably going to run short now.

The tunnels also get extremely hot, since they are sitting right in the attic and the sheetrock traps all the hot air.  This makes me wish we had gotten the venting skylights.   Work will undoubtedly slow down now that I’ve hit the dull sheetrocking stage.  The taping of the seams is not a very fun task so I won’t be as interested in doing it, and therefore it will end up taking forever.