Workshop Development #65: Back to the wall after the LONG wait!

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-21-2013 04:19 PM 1656 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, just a quick touch base here. I finally got the help I desperately have been needing to get my last upper panel of drywall in place and screwed in. I am now moved on to the lower half of the wall. The first bottom panel is cut and almost ready to go in (need to trim just a hair, have some measurements off a smidge… ).

I spent a little bit of time last night getting rid of junk. The scrap metal guys got a huge win for sure… I pitched the old pull off brush guard off of the truck, as well as the old ruined rotors from the truck, and rotors / drums from the Saturn.

I managed to toss out a full 55 gallon bag full of garbage cutoffs of MDF, OSB, and other junk material. Not to mention junk rags etc…

Tonight I have planned to climb back up the ladder and continue with the trim work in between wall and ceiling in living room, to finish the one remaining wall, paint that remaining wall, spray in gloss white the wall register, and pull back the carpet away from the trim so we can finish up the trim paint in the living room…

I am not sure if I am going to throw cheap fast laminate flooring down, or just stain and seal the concrete slab, but if things keep moving fast they way they have, I will have to make a decision SOON! By the time I rush through and get all these jobs done, I bet I will be moving out and letting someone else enjoy the fruits of my labor… Ugh.

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#1 posted 10-23-2013 05:27 PM

I saw a post someplace where someone covered their concrete shop floor with Dri-core,sealed it, and called it done. I’ve read about tons of problems with putting wood flooring directly over concrete, so if you were going to Dir-core first anyway…

I’ve never touched the stuff, so my one worry was how well do the squares interlock? Be a pain if the joints kept separating under normal shop conditions.

One big drawback to just concrete is the wear and tear on your knees and back. I sure feel it after a long day in the shop.

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