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Old 12-10-2013, 12:30 PM   #21
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Had the guys at Copper Brook Cabinets install a media unit. Fits my new 70" TV perfectly... lost 1.5" from the design so I was a bit worried. Great for watching Dora the Explorer. I need to get some bookshelf speakers and run the wire through the cabinets but I will wait for a bit before doing that. This thing is huge though!

Before kick plate and fillers. This was take at night with my iphone but they are off white to match my baseboards.

Great built in. The picture reminded me of this video haha:

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:35 PM   #22
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Why is it so damn hard to get a drywaller in to give me a ceiling quote? I don't even care if they have a 2 month backlog I just need a damn quote to plan finances.

Out of the 4 guys I've contacted, 3 keep saying "they'll get ahold of me when they're available for a quote", and the one that showed up looked at it, left, and never gave me a quote and won't respond to my emails.

I'm not a horrible dude or anything! There's only one bulkhead, it's like a 12 hour job tops.
Oh man! I know this frustration. I have some pretty easy patching and finishing of 1 bulk head one closet and some minor stuff. I have had 4 guys come and say they will give me a quote some even give the quote and then just disappear. I thought it was because I was in Cochrane but apparently it is a drywaller thing in general
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I'm literally this > < close to just trying to do it myself, which I'm sure will be a lot of fun but I'm really at wits end on this. I just want to finish my home theatre damnit.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:29 PM   #24
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Has anyone hung wallpaper before? How difficult is it? If I wanted to get divorced should I ask my wife to help out?

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We just bought a house and it has a built-in unit for an ancient ass TV. Like seriously, a 40" tv that must have been about 3 feet deep. What a pain in the ass.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:37 PM   #26
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We just bought a house and it has a built-in unit for an ancient ass TV. Like seriously, a 40" tv that must have been about 3 feet deep. What a pain in the ass.
One day, someone will say that about my built-ins.
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One day, someone will say that about my built-ins.
Negative. I have seen the future.

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How much did that built-in unit run? Normally do all my own work, but considering hiring the built-ins that I need to a sub.
Also curious about the cost. Maybe I will do a large built in instead of fighting with my drywall.
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Old 12-10-2013, 01:55 PM   #30
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I'm literally this > < close to just trying to do it myself, which I'm sure will be a lot of fun but I'm really at wits end on this. I just want to finish my home theatre damnit.
Don't do it man, you'll take years off your life through drywall dust, frustration, and your non happy wife.

As someone who did an entire basement reno and thought "pfff how hard can taping/mudding be?" ... the answer is:

"VERY ####ING HARD"


I joke around that the whole reason I sold that house and moved was because of the drywall job I did in the basement... secretly I'm only half kidding.
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Don't do it man, you'll take years off your life through drywall dust, frustration, and your non happy wife.

As someone who did an entire basement reno and thought "pfff how hard can taping/mudding be?" ... the answer is:

"VERY ####ING HARD"


I joke around that the whole reason I sold that house and moved was because of the drywall job I did in the basement... secretly I'm only half kidding.
Everyday I look at my basement knowing this but it is impossible to get someone in to do it! Everyday I procrastinate longer hoping it drywalls itself
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I think the only logical solution here is to make some kind of "strangers on a train" pact, wherein we drywall each others basements and pretend we know what we're doing.
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I think the only logical solution here is to make some kind of "strangers on a train" pact, wherein we drywall each others basements and pretend we know what we're doing.
I am just throwing this out there there is a keg of beer located in a kegerator right beside the walls that need to be drywalled! There is no way of telling how much beer may disappear from said keg while drywalling is being completed.
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Never drywalled before but I am confident that the more I drink, the better it will get.
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Never drywalled before but I am confident that the more I drink, the better it will get.
It worked with electrical and flooring I don't see why it wouldn't work with drywalling!
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The worst part of the whole thing was that while I was reno'ing that basement we were having renovations done at the office as well. I watched a pro load up mud on two different trowels and casually walk down a newly drywalled hallway holding each trowel against a wall and he did a better job in 10 seconds than I could do in 10 hours.... I mean that ####### barely had to sand.

It got really demoralizing fast... so if you guys attempt it, take lots of pictures for me.
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Can anyone recommend a good company that does spray foam insulation? Looking to do my storage room and utility room.
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Can anyone recommend a good company that does spray foam insulation? Looking to do my storage room and utility room.
http://www.atomikgroup.ca/

Incidentally, they also do drywall.
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How easily does baseboard come off? Do I just grab a crowbarÉ
I'd recommend using a North American crowbar instead. These french ones you speak of just throw in the towel part way through.
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Speaking of crowbars. My good one has mysteriously disappeared during the renovation process along with like 20 screw drivers. I am quite curious to know how many of those are now safely stowed behind a wall or in the ceiling. Anyone else have a little tool steeling elf in their homes?
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