Today the crew started putting up sheetrock in the basement. Walls! We’ve almost got walls! 🙂
A couple weekends ago I helped a friend put sheetrock in their attic as they are working to turn it into a master bedroom. The attic project was a bit tricky because the ceiling sloped in from the walls and there were lots of interesting angles and corners.
We had a book for reference, but neither of us had ever done simple things like cut out holes in the sheetrock for outlets and such1. It’s pretty impressive watching the pros at work – there are so many things I wish I knew more about.
- Do you measure and cut? Hang it and cut out? [back]
you measure and cut. Though I am a computer geek, I spent the summer [in between semesters] working in constructions- we did alot of sheetrocking and tiling.
That’s how we did it, but the guys here are hanging and cutting with a cool little tool.
I, too, spent my summers working in construction with my dad. We always measure and cut first. I’ve seen the special cutting tools in hardware stores, but my dad insists on using his regular utility knife.
It depends. I always measure and cut for big sheets. I would always hang and use a dremel for light fixtures and wall outlets (electrical or low voltage). I tried measuing and cutting for a few outlets and it was much easier to use the dremel. Pros always make it look so easy though.
mark the cut out. after you hang the sheet, cut out yhe box with a roto-zip.counter-clockwise on the outside of the cut out.it will follow itself
What kind of insect can go through sheetrock, that leaves a hole and dirt on the wall?