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Old 09-30-00, 04:20 PM
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I have an unfinished room in a daylight basement that I want to finish myself. I am Unsure of where to start. The floor is concrete and the walls are insulated but bare studs. Do I have the floor put in first or do I do the drywall first? Or does it matter?
 
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Old 09-30-00, 07:29 PM
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Walls first, floor last is the rule of thumb. You'll be carrying drywall, tools, screws etc. over the floor, not to mention tracking ground up gypsum back and forth while putting in the walls. Whether you plan to paint the cement floor, install tile, carpet or whatever, you don't want to damage it and have replace or repair it. That is, unless you like lotsa extra work!
 
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Old 09-30-00, 08:37 PM
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Ceiling before walls. Go to this link to find out how to install drywall and do lots of other building skills. http://www.morethanacarpenter.bigste...68&PRID=181734


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Old 10-01-00, 03:44 AM
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Browneyed girl is only half right. I guess from her standpoint and view her info is good. but from a construction standpoint questionable. If You do the walls first, you you will have to put a strip around the room, probably a 1x4 on the floor to set the sheetrock on. You cannot have the sheetrock below the top of your finished floor. Put in on sideways, and many will say to push it up against the ceiling, or in other words, put in on from the top of the wall down. However,
they are talking about having a finished floor to start with. I would probably start from the bottom up in your case, if no floor is in, the cut the top to fit, with a sheetrock corner along the top of the room.
If the finished floor is in, then start from the top down. Remember to take out the 1x4's after the walls are done, and before the finished floor. Good Luck
 
 

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