Yesterday I went and got some 24″x36″ cork sheets for the entire staging deck and thought I would be spending the weekend laying them down, but other things came up…Sometime ago I realized I should’ve kept the lower deck open on the peninsula – there’s really no good reason to have a backdrop there. So, before securing the top surface on the peninsula, I decided to remove a 8″ tall strip of backdrop hardboard, up to the uprights.
Sunday came and I thought I would be able to move onto putting plywood up right away. As expected, other things had to be done first, namely installation of 4 additional cross braces on the newly finished portion of the metal benchwork. That took the whole morning till noon to complete, despite opting to use wood instead of metal for the braces (metal would’ve taken longer to fabricate). Either way, better part of the afternoon was spent fitting plywood surface on, and it was a gruelling task.
Spent the Saturday doing errands, among which was purchasing 5 sheets of plywood for the staging deck. In the late afternoon/early evening and I started feeling guilty for not accomplishing much today, so in a moment of inspiration, I hashed out the remaining metal benchwork on the staging deck. That area has been sitting empty without benchwork for almost a year, but no more…
It feels like nothing much was really done – wall and a half built, yet it took what it seems a long time to do. Everything takes a long time to do and, there are so many small things that need done, taking time away, sigh.
This is the part I hate doing the most when it comes to wall construction. It’s all the dust from drywall and sanding, yuck. And the whole process turns into an ordeal that takes days to complete, because you have to wait a day for the mud to dry before continuing, else it all turns into a mess.
Finally got to put the drywalls up – life got in the way and took my time from railroading, meh.
I thought to take an opportunity of a mild (~10C) and dry weather this afternoon, so after a visit to a local home despot for wood and drywall, I went ahead to frame the diagonal wall on the left side of the layout room. This was an almost 7 ft. opening that had to be closed first if I was to begin (finish?) any benchwork construction in that area.