|Finished stairway showing the ceiling on the third floor.||We furred the old ceiling with RC-1 channel.
The old joists are real crooked and hard.
The channel straightens the ceiling most of the way, and provides a suitable surface to
attach the blue board to.
| The RC-1 channel is attached on one side.
The allows the channel to flex and take
the waves out of the ceiling, at least halfway.
It only need to be attached every 48 inches,
allowing us to skip screwing to the joists that are too high.
It was originally made for sound resistance in apartment buildings. It works great for old ceiling joists.
|Mynor applies veneer basecoat plaster
to the blue board. Blue board is like
sheetrock, but is made for a base for
|We hung the blue board ourselves in the stairway.||We put metal lath on this wall.
There wasn't any room for framing and blueboard.
|A view of the bottom showing why I didn't have
room for framing. The stringer on the stairs was
only about 3/4" from the bricks.
We put metal lath on the wood framing and
plastered directly on the brick to maintain
the original thickness.
|A view of the brown coat on the same wall.|
|The old joists on the ceilings were real crooked,
indicated by the arrow. I used conventional lath
and plaster on these ceilings to straighten them
and fill them out to the thickness of the old
|A wood strip is nailed to the brown coat
on the arrises (outside corners). This gives
us a straight line to white coat to.
|Finished stairway. The plaster finishes just
behind the stringer, like it did originally.
|Milk crate scaffold is built on top of our main scaffold. This allows clearance for the banister.|
|A picture of taking pictures.
Tim is going to put the cabinets in the kitchen.
We have a long way to go here.