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Wisconsin Walls 3


Since you have been reading about my carpentering/renovation skills you won’t be surprised to learn we hung even more drywall.

This room was my bedroom. It was the smallest of the three upstairs and I remember sleeping there once with my grandparents–each in a separate bedroom—I remember thinking it odd they slept in separate rooms but then I also recall Grand-dad had a formidable snore–something that didn’t really bother someone who was just 5 and slept soundly after a day outside playing.

I don’t remember why I was staying there–it may have been while Dad was taking Mom to the hospital for the birth of one of my brothers.

So this little room will become our library. It will have a window seat and both long walls will be covered with shelves loaded with books. A nice large fluorescent–or LED light will be over that window seat–it faces north–so not a lot of light in the winter.

This is four sheets of drywall—and it will need at least four more—but it is a good start. All those wall plugs and wall switches require repeated measurements. The ceiling pieces were hung with a 2X4 nailed up just below the joists—I held up the panel until enough screws were put in to hold it—-it wasn’t that hard—I braced my arm over my head—the ceiling isn’t all that high—-Glen stood on a ‘nuc’—a five frame bee hive and I stood on an invention of my brother’s—a rectangular box with drill holes to rotate the box to different levels—easier and more secure than a step ladder.

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