Wednesday Working – Trees and Shop

We bought two new trees for the yard and I used a credit card to plant them:

The new apple tree.
A new cherry tree.

We bought these two at a local nursery and they had a service that would deliver and plant the trees. Took me about five seconds I get my credit card out to pay for that. The crew showed up last week and hopefully in a year or two we’ll get some fruit from these.

In the shop my grandson has been over and we hung four big 4×8 sheets on the ceiling:

This is a full 4×8 sheet hanging from cleats. Next step is to put in the drywall screws to finish installing it.

I don’t have a drywall lift so I resorted to the cleat method of hanging. To hang the sheet, we lifted it on the wood strips on the wall and then turned the cleats higher up to hold the other end. Then we moved quickly to get the screws in to secure it to the rafters.

After that I put up some smaller pieces to complete one half of the ceiling:

Finished hanging the drywall in one end of the shop.

All that is left for the drywall is four small pieces on the other side of the shop:

This is the last area to hang drywall. This will need 4 pieces cut.

That means I’m almost done with the shop. All that is left is: mudding, painting, floor installation, insulating the door, painting the outside, window trim, door trim, installing dust collection, building the cabinets, and moving in my tools.

Should all be done by 2022 or 2023 …

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop.

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I worked in the high tech world doing software release engineering and am now retired. Then I got prostate cancer. Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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24 Responses to Wednesday Working – Trees and Shop

  1. wolfsrosebud says:

    You’re making progress!

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  2. Dave says:

    You’re 4,000′ lower than we are, which must make all the difference with fruit trees (+ more humidity). We planted several fruit trees but I don’t think the elevation and dryness worked for them. At the least, I should have used a planting service. I’d pay for that too.

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  3. siskinbob says:

    Andrew, it looks like it’s coming along nicely. One thing though. I’m not familiar with the term “mudding”. Is that what we in the UK would refer to the finishing plaster skim, laid on top of the dry walling ?

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  4. Debra says:

    It’s nice to see the progress in the shop, and to hear again how your grandson is participating in the renovation. And I’m all for a little help in the garden any time that’s possible. The trees will be a wonderful addition.

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  5. Wow, your new place is shaping up nicely!

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  6. jfwknifton says:

    My daughter planted four 3-4 feet tall blueberry trees round about April 2020 and a couple of weeks ago, she picked a fair amount of fruit, enough to share with us, so you might get apples sooner than you think. Let’s hope so!

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  7. A tree-installation service – wow, what a great idea! And your shop progress is very exciting, too. Almost there… 🙂

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  8. Marv Tanner says:

    Clever way to plant trees. I installed multiple drywall sheets in Mississippi following Katrina. I had a ceiling lift, but it was still hard work. Marv

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  9. davidprosser says:

    So Close Andrew, so close. Don’t try to rush it or there will be get well cards before congratulatory ones. Looking great though.

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  10. dfolstad58 says:

    Don’t rush! They mudding needs to dry really well. ☺

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  11. Pied Type says:

    Must have been hard digging holes for those trees using a tiny little credit card. I’d have used a shovel.

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  12. It is looking so good! I hope you are enjoying the process with your grandson’s help. It will be awesome when you are done. (Smart move on the trees, too!) Have a good rest of the week.

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