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Workshop participants take a class in the basics of drywall installation. First, the drywall sheet is measured and cut to fit the wall. Location of metal studs are marked to determine where screws will be attached.
[Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]

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Workshop participants take a class in the basics of drywall installation. First, the drywall sheet is measured and cut to fit the wall. Location of metal studs are marked to determine where screws will be attached.
[Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]



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After measuring the sheet of drywall, class participant Anna makes a cut using a T-square ruler and utility knife.
[Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]



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Instructor Angus Gluck demonstrates the Roto Zip tool as he cuts out the opening for an electrical outlet box. This is done after the sheet has been installed to ensure a close cut against the box.
[Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]



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Once the sheet has been properly secured, the next step is the covering of seams and screw holes with drywall joint compound, also known as mud. Angus tapes a seam with paper tape and then adds the first of three layers of mud. When dry this will be sanded smooth before the next layers are added. All irregularities will be covered before the wall is painted.
[Photo: Paol Anderson & text: Melissa Poluski]

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