Category Archives: Transforming A Tri-Level

Detailing the Sheetrock/Joist Junction

I knew I would regret this when I committed myself to the idea, and I was right.  It is a tedious process going around the room and filling the gaps between the sheetrock and wood joists where I fit around them.  Most likely I will still have to skim over some of these areas with drywall mud, but hopefully the finished product will look good enough to warrant the extra labor.   It’s simple enough – just masking off the joist with painter’s tape, caulking the joint, and removing the tape before the caulk sets up too much:


Masked off with painter's tape...
Masked off with painter’s tape…


... and after caulking and removing the tape.
… and after caulking and removing the tape.