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Blog Cabin 2013 Drywall Installation

The People’s Choice portion of our voting process is now officially over. Up next? On April 4, we begin the vote for Cabin Comforts, housewarming gifts we will shower upon the winner of the home giveaway. Once you vote, don’t forget to enter for your chance to win the same gift set we present to the giveaway winner.

In just a few we will also do a Q&A with the construction crew and a special feature on our talented interior designer. Stay tuned …

  • Posted at 10:22 am on March 3, 2013
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  1. Hey everyone. My name is Steve and I'm the Gypsum Product Manager at National Gypsum Company. Just to clarify, the drywall in the picture is actually PURPLE. It's our PURPLE XP moisture and mold resistant product that provides added protection against the growth of mold and mildew. If you have any questions, I can certainly help! Or feel free to check out AskForPurple.com

    1PURPLE on April 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    • Thanks for jumping in and giving your input Steve, all of us appreciate your expert comments.

      540sam on April 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    • Thanks Steve, I had never seen purple drywall before, here in So. Utah we do not have a problem with mold or moisture. So this was very informative.

      vicki_in_Utah on April 3, 2013 at 5:59 pm
    • I don't understand why my blog was removed. I did not write anything inappropriate. Becky

      bythebaydreamer on April 3, 2013 at 7:21 pm
    • Oh-oh, Becky! Did you mention sho es or pha rm acy or some innocent word like that which the word police have on their list? Unfortunately, i've had the same thing happen so many times when I fail to check to see if my words MIGHT just become misinterpreted. Untoward language is not part of my normal vocabulary so i really get stunned when the W.P. swoop in for the gobble! Sorry it happened to you, Becky! :So.0<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on April 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm
    • Thanks, 1PURPLE! Great job, explaining something technical in such a simple manner. Of course the BC needs extra protection from mold and mildew. Easier to prevent than to clean up! Thank You!

      BrookwoodCarolina on April 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    • Hi Steve! Thank you for explaining the drywall. I have Questions and will go to the site you sugested. Thanks again. So nice of you to keep us informed. I was told all drywall is fire resistant, but will use the site. Glad you are on the job. Glad I checked back here and found you. DIY always gets the Best. ;) <3
      Thank you DIY. ;) ;)

      Nan on April 5, 2013 at 1:00 am
    • Nan-
      You're absolutely right. All drywall is fire resistant and I'm happy to know that you know that. Some are more fire resistant than others…..5/8" drywall, for example, is more fire resistant than 1/2" drywall. Matter of fact, all commercial construction uses 5/8" for that very reason. PURPLE is extremely popular in commercial construction b/c owners want to add special features to their buildings but they do so using PURPLE in 5/8" thick.

      1PURPLE on April 5, 2013 at 8:32 am
    • 1PURPLE Steve ,Thank you. I have been reading all your posts- very informative. Did go on to the AskForPurple.com site good information no idea so many choices. We fortunate you came on the blog and appreciate your time. Will try not to impose again. These building are an education for me. I love all this. Have a restful evening. ;) ;)

      Nan on April 5, 2013 at 8:09 pm
  2. Hi Shelly313 ! Great idea for a telescope! ;) Wow ! that would be such fun to see the stars. Looking forward to the voting tomorrow. Also hope the Q & A that was mentioned comes soon . Have a good evening everyone. Hope the DIY gets a good rest . What a busy group. Thanks to all of you. ;) <3 Nan

    Nan on April 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm
  3. Dear Builder,
    Z Z Z Z Z z z z z Z Z Z Z Z z z z z Z Z Z Z Z z z z z Z Z Z Z Z z z z z …garage/storage and screened porch, garage/storage and screened porch, garage/storage and screened porch, garage/storage and screened porch, garage/storage and screened porch:oOMG, I am so sorry. I fell asleep and dreamt that you asked me what two things I would most want for the BC that have yet to appear. Then you told me to keep repeating them as they might come true. Was I really dreaming or did you actually ask me that?
    ;) Boo

    Boo on April 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm
    • You were just dreaming. Now, sit back, relax, take several deep breaths, and all will be well. You will not hyperventilate. While relaxing, just be patient, and see what develops. Have a wonderful evening, and enjoy the show.

      Builder on April 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    • Thank you, Builder. I will try!

      ^_^<3Boo

      Boo on April 3, 2013 at 7:23 pm
    • That was a classic, Boo! Remember the wonderful song, "A dream is a wish your heart<3 makes, when you're fast asleep…." Disney would be proud! So am I! I share your dream!^_^xD^_^ Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on April 3, 2013 at 8:33 pm
    • Hi Kitty, Gosh, I had almost forgotten that song. Thanks for reminding me. And I just thought it wouldn't hurt to keep reminding DIY now and then, especially since our attentions will soon be diverted to the inside of the cabin. Isn't it nice to have the Builder blogging with us. Oh Kitty, thanks for your link to the NC ferries. So informative. :) :)<3Boo

      Boo on April 4, 2013 at 2:48 am
    • Hi Boo, Builder, Kitty and Everyone! Loved the humor, and the repeating of the items. In psychology class, our professor used to call it "The Broken Record," and I have heard it really truly works wonders, so keep on keepin' on, and trust that everything is just as it is supposed to be… garage/storage, screened porch… garage/storage, screened porch…hmmmmmmmmmmmmm….

      BrookwoodCarolina on April 3, 2013 at 9:41 pm
    • Hey Brookwood, Yes, "The Broken Record" or "The Squeaky Wheel always gets Oiled". Either way, isn't it nice that the Builder listens to our requests with such good humor? At the end of the day, I know that they will do their best with the budget they have. <3<3Boo

      Boo on April 4, 2013 at 3:08 am
    • I think you had better wait for the Q&A sessions and ask them

      540sam on April 4, 2013 at 7:05 am
    • What a dream , Builder ! I would love to join in on the dream. ;) I was looking at the 8 pictures of the cabin that includes the floor plans and thinking about what entrance would be used. ? The foyer is on the opposite side of the mud room, so will the driveway be across the entire space right to left including the double doors on the waterside? Just wondering. Also , where is the main road? Tire tracks seem to be coming in from the water side. A lot of you have a good sense of the layout even when you talk about the depth of the water. Will look for your replies . Hope some of you look back. ;) Thanks again
      DIY Cabin Bloggers ;) <3 Have a good night. Nan

      Nan on April 5, 2013 at 1:22 am
    • Main Hwy #70 ( Seashore Drive) is to the right rear of the house. Pan to the right, and you will see the driveway coming in from the road. The foyer door is meant to be the entry door, because it is the closest to where vehicles come into the yard. What people call the mud room, on the left side of the house, is the powder room in the floor plans. The drain field and septic system is just to the right of the driveway, as you enter the site.

      Builder on April 5, 2013 at 2:57 pm
    • Once again, Thank you,Builder. Will try to pan and see driveway there. I am awful with trying to pan. always end -up looking at a spot then can not move again. Great to hear from you.;) have a nice evening. best to all ;) <3

      Nan on April 5, 2013 at 7:41 pm
  4. Good evening everyone! Thanks for your help, I get it now. I just saw the yellow lab he looks just like our dog, maybe thats a sign,(what if) LOL. Looks like a real nice evening down in NC, very windy here tonight and a bit cold. Well I'm off to Wally-World! Will blog tomorrow, have fun voting.;)

    WE-Z on April 3, 2013 at 6:36 pm
  5. Hello, everybody!! I see that much has been done today…of course, when I'm out doing what I must is when everything gets moving….oh well. On the bright side, I had to give a final presentation today, and there were 18 things that I was evaluated on, on a scale of 1-5 with 5 being excellent, I got two 4's and the rest were 5's. Just thought I would share the good news…

    TishaStanley on April 3, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    • Woo-Hoo Tisha! You go Girl!!! On the selfish side, one would like to send you off and keep you Veeeeerrrryy Busy! That way the BC would get done quicker, based upon your statement!!! :D But we Bloggies wouldn't do that to you–not to worry! :) Congrats!B):D:p<3 Kitty

      DwnSoDwnEaster on April 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    • Kitty, I would LOVE to be a part of that design team, but then I wouldn't get the chance to vote or try and win it…..Besides, I love all my bloggy friends!!!

      Tisha

      TishaStanley on April 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm
  6. I posted this earlier today in a note to Shelly, but it occurred to me that the message may have gotten a bit lost among the other text and there's a link some of you may wish to check, forgive me if you already read this in the earlier message–thanks! Folks, I haven't been doing too much posting lately, however, I'm going to use this one for a NEWS UPDATE concerning the NC FERRIES' SYSTEM, which were built in lieu of building lots of bridges. Here's a link to my local Virginia Newspaper, that also reports North Carolina News, since we are neighbors, and thousands of NC residents use our VA services and just live over the border. For those of you interested in the NC Ferries, here's the latest TODAY:
    http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/big-toll-nc-walle….

    Not a happy thing to think of such high fees to use ferries, especially for North Carolinians who take them daily to and from work! Granted, NC historically has to rebuild highways, bridges and repair barrier islands, the fees to use certain ferries, including the ones closest to Blog Cabin are relevant to the winner, so, more food for thought. B):o:) Kitty

    DwnSoDwnEaster on April 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm
  7. I posted this earlier today in a note to Shelly, but it occurred to me that the message may have gotten a bit lost among the other text and there's a link some of you may wish to check, forgive me if you already read this in the earlier message–thanks! Folks, I haven't been doing too much posting lately, however, I'm going to use this one for a NEWS UPDATE concerning the NC FERRIES' SYSTEM, which were built in lieu of building lots of bridges. Here's a link to my local Virginia Newspaper, that also reports North Carolina News, since we are neighbors, and thousands of NC residents use our VA services and just live over the border. For those of you interested in the NC Ferries, here's the latest TODAY:
    http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/big-toll-nc-walle….

    Not a happy thing to think of such high fees to use ferries, especially for North Carolinians who take them daily to and from work! Granted, NC historically has to rebuild highways, bridges and repair barrier islands, the fees to use certain ferries, including the ones closest to Blog Cabin are relevant to the winner, so, more food for thought. B):o:) Kitty

    DwnSoDwnEaster on April 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm
    • HOPE THIS LINK WORKS–SORRY!o.0 Kitty
      http://hamptonroads.com/2013/04/big-toll-nc-walle

      DwnSoDwnEaster on April 3, 2013 at 9:02 pm
    • Hi dear Kitty, I am a bit out of things, having been fighting some tooth infections for awhile now, so please forgive my stupid questions. I went to the link you provided (thanx ;=) but am curious about how it affects the new owner of the BC? I thought the BC was just off Hwy. 17 or Seashore Drive, or whatever the exact address is, and not on the actual Outer Banks itself. I have driven this route many times in the past, when I used to work for the CVB in NC, driving down from Atlantic Beach to see my children in southeastern NC. I don't remember any tolls on this road. I do think it is a slow drive, winding, with low speed limits, but gorgeous during the daytime. I am probably way off base. I am just trying to get it in perspective. I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your insightful comments and information. I always read your comments! Hoping you are having a great evening and looking forward to our voting again tomorrow!

      BrookwoodCarolina on April 3, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    • Kitty, Thank you for the info on the ferries….my youngest brother lives in NC, and he is a road constructions supervisor, so I guess he'll always have a job if they have to continually fix the roads and what-not… Have a wonderful evening!!!

      Tisha

      TishaStanley on April 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm
    • BC is on HWY 70 in the community of Atlantic,not Atlantic Beach.Hwy 17 is an hour away in New Bern.

      TonyE on April 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm
    • Hey Tony, isn't a grocery store about a mile or so up the road from the BC? I was there once, but it was awhile back and can't remember. So do you live right in town?

      540sam on April 4, 2013 at 4:15 am
    • Not a town but a small community here.You're right about the store,just up the road.I live in Sea Level.

      TonyE on April 4, 2013 at 10:13 am
    • If thats on 70 then I must have been through there also.

      540sam on April 4, 2013 at 10:56 am
    • Hwy 70 ends about 4 miles past the BC where it meets Hwy 12.

      TonyE on April 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm
  8. Looking so forward to seeing the finished product. It seems like forever since we finished voting! I love blog cabin!

    Lauri on April 3, 2013 at 9:04 pm
    • Hi Lauri! Oh you are not the only one! haha I think we all have fell in love with the BC. It is so beautiful and seems so peaceful. Best of Luck to you. Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on April 4, 2013 at 8:56 am
  9. Im not really sure these old eyes are seeing ok, but I was looking at the family room upstairs and it appears that the far wall(north) is diagonally paneled perhapse using reclaimed wood from the cabin? I cant tell for sure but see what you think.

    540sam on April 4, 2013 at 4:50 am
    • Good morning 540sam! My eyes don't see that well either but I will try my best. It is such a beautiful day at the BC. The house and the dock look amazing. Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on April 4, 2013 at 8:47 am
    • I did full screen and zoomed in as much as i could, and it seems that they are doing something different on the wall in the family room.

      vicki_in_Utah on April 4, 2013 at 9:37 am
    • I think that you may have to wait untill it's dark and the lights are on.

      540sam on April 4, 2013 at 10:39 am
    • The slanted things you see are material leaning against the wall.

      Builder on April 4, 2013 at 7:18 pm
    • What kind of material builder?

      540sam on April 5, 2013 at 2:12 am
    • Surprise……..:) Patience………..:)

      Builder on April 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm
  10. Good Morning, yes, I have the coffee on….just waiting on whomever is making the donuts or other "goodies" to go with it. I have a couple of errands to run today, but I'm anxiously waiting for the voting to begin–it's too early right now–only because it isn't up yet….I got a much better view of the dock this morning, WOW, it has come a long way…looking good, that's for sure. Have a wonderful day!!! Tisha

    TishaStanley on April 4, 2013 at 7:13 am
    • Morning Tisha! I have the donuts! haha How are you this morning? The dock is definately looking good. I just love it! Much Love!! <3<3

      Rebecca on April 4, 2013 at 8:42 am
    • I have the Apple Fritters and gator jaws. I hope they don't make us wait too long for the new voting. Good morning everyone.

      vicki_in_Utah on April 4, 2013 at 9:23 am
    • Im not sure but I think somebody named Dunki'n makes the donuts.

      540sam on April 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

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