Knowing the Right Place

Yesterday our buddy coordinating the drywall finisher called to say Saturday is the day. Woo-hoo!

The drywall team: (L to R) Charlie, The Finisher, The Man Who Does It All.
The drywall team: (L to R) Charlie, The Finisher, The Man Who Does It All.

On his last visit he had left us with a short list of necessary supplies to get started:

  • eight 8-foot pieces of metal corner bead,
  • 300 feet (1 roll) of mesh tape,
  • 3 bags of quick-set mud (it dries quicker than the pre-mixed buckets of mud we’d been using).
ProBuild has over 450 locations across the country. Our local one specializes in gypsum.
ProBuild has over 450 locations across the country. Our local one specializes in gypsum.

Charlie and I headed to our local ProBuild which basically carries all supplies needed for installing gypsum (dry wall).

Our finisher requested quick set joint compound which dries in 20 minutes thus facilitating corners.
Our finisher requested quick set joint compound which dries in 20 minutes thus facilitating corners.

We ordered and paid at the counter.

Mesh tape comes in 300' rolls for just under $5.
Mesh tape comes in 300′ rolls for just under $5.

Then took our receipt to the warehouse where they loaded everything up in the car.

The conservatory was the first and largest room we drywalled which is finally going to be finished..
The conservatory was the first and largest room we drywalled which is finally going to be finished..

The whole transaction took less than 15 minutes.

Do you always use the big box stores or eschew them at times for specialists?

Advertisements

Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s