Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Here are pictures of the grout. Took about 2 hours to complete. I really like the way it turned out.

I am very limited on how often I can work on this. My wife stays home with the 2 children, so of course, she isn't going to want me working on projects all weekend. So I don't work on Sundays. I usually try to put in a half-day on Saturday which means about 4-6 hours of work. This really causes the whole project to take infinitely longer. Not a big deal, just frustrating more than anything else.

We have decided that we are going to pay someone to hang the drywall, tape and mud as they will complete that in a couple of days to a week whereas it would take me quite a few weekends.

The Saturday after grouting, I wanted to complete the framing so I would only have electrical and other minor things to complete before drywalling. Well I had just gone through the 2x4s on hand. I calculated how many I needed and added a few "extras". Well I get home from picking up the 20-2x4s and get working on finishing framing in the bed. I go to nail one of the boards and the cast piece on the front of my framing nailer breaks. This is about 3PM. I call a couple of friends to see if they have a framing nailer and nobody is answering or has one.

At that point, I am frustated and tired so I call it quits and thus haven't completed the framing.

I did pick up another framing nailer on Tooliday.com for a great deal - $120 for a refurbished Dewalt. I also ordered the replacement part for the broken one at a cost of $45 with shipping. So I will have 2 working framing nailers for the future. I will probably end up selling one of them at some point.

I plan on finishing the framing this weekend if all goes well :)

1 comment:

  1. I could always use a framing nailer - I finally brooke down and bought a compressor. It makes me wonder how I did any woodworking before my brad nailer.