Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Error handling

Sometimes Most of the time, things don't exactly go as planned.  Take for instance, removing this classy trim around a door.

Ultra-level door between master bedroom and middle bedroom

I always take the time to do it right.  I score all the painted trim, then carefully pry the trim away from the jambs and plaster so the trim separates cleanly.  In this case below, I had a sticky spot up top that I was watching closely, which caused me to ignore a spot that I *thought* had already broken free from the wall.

Oops!
(Believe it or not, I used another four-letter word when this actually happened)

Brutal.  I wasn't planning on doing any drywall today.  Good thing I have giant sheets of every size and denomination laying around the house (ugh)!

First, I need to fur this thing out so that a drywall patch will be co-planar with the existing plaster disaster.

Aren't I resourceful?   Using some of the lathe that I just ripped out

Cut a few pieces to the right size will give some decent nailers. Reduce, reuse, recycle

plunk!

Some of these gaps are still pretty filthy.

Mud+Tape

The result after first coat of mud.

*** FAST FORWARD TO NEXT WEEKEND ***

After third coat

Sanded and feathered into the corner mud.

The result isn't so bad.  A small setback, but this is something I have grown accustomed to in this house.  Nothing is straightforward.  Every job will take 3-10x longer than you think.  I have learned to have patience and appreciate the process.  If I have learned nothing at all during my tenure on Wolf Street, I have become a decent sheetrocker at least.

:/

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