Chuck's Basement
(or what to do when unemployed)

This is going to start out as a very rough site, with plain ol' text and pictures. After I finish the basement project, then I will come back and polish up (or "fluffify" as I call it) this site. But hey, the only people looking at this right now are people I am telling about it, so no fluff needed yet!

Phase One... The Preparation
May 18, 2004 - project planning and designing
May 19, 2004 - buy supplies at Lowes
May 20, 2004 - move all drywall to basement
May 21, 2004 - sealed the basement walls
Phase Two... The Framing
May 22, 2004 - tried to frame the whole east wall (1/2 done)
May 23, 2004 - tried to finish the east wall framing (almost!)
May 24, 2004 - finished east wall, started on north wall
May 25, 2004 - finishing north wall, also framing in window well
May 26, 2004 - framing the stub wall around the water meter
May 27, 2004 - insulating east wall and debating electric
June 01, 2004 - running electric, cable, and phone wiring and finishing east/north walls
June 03, 2004 - east/north insulation, Lowes trip
June 04, 2004 - telephone splitter
June 06, 2004 - west wall, south stud block addition
June 09, 2004 - the door! all done framing and insulating!
SPECIAL!!! - MPEG movie of Phase Two Completed (5.4 MB)
Phase Three... The Drywalling
June 10, 2004 - start on the ceiling drywall
June 11, 2004 - finished the ceiling drywall
June 12, 2004 - started on the walls
June 13, 2004 - finished the wall drywall, more or less
June 14, 2004 - BONUS! enclosed workshop/furnace area
June 15, 2004 - clean up drywall dust and install corner beads
June 16, 2004 - start mudding/taping the ceiling and walls
June 18, 2004 - finish mudding/taping the corners
June 19, 2004 - second coat of mud
June 21, 2004 - start sanding the walls (aka "the biggest pain in my ass ever")
June 22, 2004 - (almost) finish sanding the corners and ceiling
June 24, 2004 - finish sanding the corners and ceiling
Phase Four... The Finishing
June 25, 2004 - time to prime!
June 26, 2004 - texture paint the ceiling (Twilight Sun color)
June 27, 2004 - paint the upper half of walls (Twilight Sun color)
June 28, 2004 - paint the lower half of walls (Billiard color)
June 29, 2004 - install the electric
June 30, 2004 - clean up trash
September 05, 2004 - lay the vinyl floor
September 06, 2004 - stain and install trim
 
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