Building The Dream: Episode 12 – Finishing The Interior

Building The Dream: Episode 12 – Finishing The Interior


so today’s a day we’re gonna start on
this interior we’ve got 3/4 plywood we got a run first and I think you guys if
you followed some of my previous series where we’ve done the plywood it’s super
important that the first sheets that you put up and we always start in a back
corner and that’s so where we have to push the corner piece into the other
corner piece that’s coming this way like we’ll start back here on this back wall
but then we’ll run the side wall into the back and we do that because when
you’re walking in the building the chance of seeing that joint even though
we’re going to take time to scribe that joint in that corner the crack that will
develop maybe over time if there’s a movement in the wood will be one that
you have to go to the back wall and look over at the side wall versus when you
come in the building if we ran it the other way you might be able to see that
crack so so I always like to run the back wall first and then dye the sides
into that we’ve also got Zach back here he’s working on wrapping up that vapor
barrier and framing so that when we get to that we’re ready to go the other
thing if you remember the laser so we got the greens to be a little laser here
and that’s basically gonna shoot us our perfectly straight line so that this
first sheet is gonna stand plumb and we’ve already shot this base trim on
with a laser so if we can keep the start perfect it should help us run all the
way down perfect and if you’re not then you get a Jag at the bottom so your
sheets start tilting and then right there at that trim line it’ll look like
garbage so sometimes the material sucks and you don’t have any way around it but
if it gets too bad we do have the track saw so we can clean them up we’ve got
some lumber from Brazil so if you’re from Brazil and you’re watching this
that shout outs for you throw open the comments that you’re from Brazil I’d
love to know how many Brazil peeps we got watching how many Greg what’s your
guess 27 that’s it nah man I bet you there is
500 people from Brazil they’re gonna watch this video
proof prove me right Greg wrong that would make my day I’m joking but yeah
plywood comes from everywhere I guess I didn’t even know this was from Brazil
Zack how many people are watching from Brazil dude he’s your brother you there you go that’s wait law probably
now come down real low you can see where potentially there might be slight
material differences we found that this is not like cabinet grade plywood it is
sanded makes for a great chop wall but if you look right here at this guy we’re
probably like a sixteenth inch difference and a couple different things
could be going on there if we look here we got a joint of Steel see the
difference so we’ve got a lap of Steel so it makes this gap a little bit bigger
well as we go over that’s where our first gap is and it’s a little bit
different but once you continue looks pretty consistent
so now we’ve got to get this piece up and the goal here is to make this joint
look nice and now you can probably see what I’m talking about when someone
comes in the building they’re gonna come back and this gap that might show is
gonna be you’re gonna have to come to this side and look at it verse if you’re
walking in it’ll be somewhat hidden let’s hope
that’s level Greg that looks pretty good if you notice I’ve got a slight tilt on
my saw because it doesn’t tilt that way it only rotates the other way but I
don’t want to come from the short point I want to come where those who meet on
the wood and then I’ll run it out but I’ve just put a slight bevel safety glasses and I still get sawdust
in my okay that look better like a little pirate copy
I’m pretty good in it just a hair tie to the top maybe pretty good let me see let that come out where we like nailed it send-off that kicks it nice and tight I can show
that off me our goal is to get it as tight as
possible because we know there could be some shrinkage it’s a pretty humid day
today so there could be a little bit of moisture in the plywood dang it I just
misfired this one I slipped right off the edge of the plywood little ring
shanks I don’t think I remember exactly how long this plywood took but but
seriously if you take the time to put good base trim on and you take the time
to level plumb up the first sheet it goes so quick it’s really just about as
fast as you can move them and as fast as you can nail them but that does come
with some consequences Wow so if you want to get a good workout you
put 3/4 plywood up in your shop pretty sure the guy that invented CrossFit
probably just wanted to do construction and couldn’t so he was trying to find
something that would give you that real-world workout without having to go
to the gym but then they go to the gym anyway so I don’t know what I’m saying
pretty delirious all this is very hot out today and this plywood is heavy but
one thing I wanted to say was when you’re doing this sort of stuff and
you’re running plywood it is always good to consider your layout so
we always try to be consistent on how we lay our plywood what I mean by that is
everybody knows when we start running the plywood that the bottom of the pile
let’s say facing the south that’s always going to be on the bottom when it comes
to the wall and we want to keep the sheets in order because the way I figure
it it comes off the line at the plant in the order that it was cut and I wanted
to try to go together as seamless as possible so you know through experience
over time I’ve realized that you got to try to do that otherwise you end up with
gaps inconsistencies it just doesn’t seem to go together nearly as well as if
you stay consistent on how you run the plywood so long story short and
consistent that’s key I just wanted to break that’s the only reason I did that
little tip sometimes it’s just nice to also to go ahead and run a bunch of
sheets and just get that hard work out of the way then come back and start
nailing them talk about instant gratification this stuff goes up quick so when we’re shooting on this trim here
this double angle trim I’m just using a cordless 18 gauge crown stapler so the
walt makes a pretty decent one sometimes it won’t make it all the way through the
material but for the most part no problem you can see down there there’s
one that barely went through usually no problem now what we’re doing here on
this trim is let’s see you can see here we got a we got a joint what I did was I
notched out the back that way this guy would slide overtop and I’m always
thinking about where the customer or anybody that comes in is gonna be and
they’re gonna be looking at it so I’m on the lap side if I come over here you
barely see it so this is the main direction that people are going to look
so I always come out of the far back corner and work my way out of it also
all I’m doing is stapling this up at this wherever there’s a plywood joint so
whenever I see a plywood joint that’s where I am stapling it because this is
where the ink consistency is in the panel’s we’re not gonna snap this line
we already set the base trim off the laser so there could be a little bit of
something-something every once in a while and apply it in the plywood and by
just snapping or just nailing or stapling I should say on the joints if
there’s any sort of inconsistency in the sheet we’re just kind of connecting all
the dots and it’ll be perfect for our steel I promise got all that ran what
we’ll do is we’ll run the back steel first that way we can line up our wall
ribs with our sealing ribs and then we will come out of the back that way see
the inconsistency in the plywood is what I was talking about we can’t really help
this I don’t know why the plywood is not perfect all around but that’s why when
we’re installing this what I make sure I do is I only
fascinate here see there’s a little bit of slop here but the hope is that
through the majority of the wall as long as I don’t be hitting here it kind of
all evens out now obviously I always talk about being perfect for a perfect
perfect there’s parts of the job that it doesn’t make any sense to worry about
this is one of those this line is gonna look crisp and straight our Steel’s
gonna run nice we’ve spent time down at the bottom where people are going to see
it not that we’re trying to hide imperfections but yeah I’m not gonna run
plywood all through a table saw to rip them all true – like perfect right so
we’re kind of dealing with our materials doing what we can and spending our time
wisely wherever people are gonna definitely see it and then doing our
best everywhere else whenever we’re doing any
flatstock stuff so especially around our overhead doors I always have our
supplier send us out coil stock so this is the same steel that is used to make
our wall panels and the only difference is it hasn’t ran through the machine so
this is what gets shrunk down when all the ribs get turned in and it goes to
the Roll former this will turn into a panel of Steel but for us I like to just
match it so that way our liner panel steel and our flashings that go around
all of our doors that all matches so another great use of this Stabilo laser
I’m finding uses all over the place is shooting this jamb trim this j-channel
up it just made quick work of these trims and I didn’t have to snap a line
which always adds a little bit of chalk dust that you got to clean up so there
you can definitely see that’s a lot of flat stock it’s almost impossible to oil
can and we try to stretch as much as we can I’m definitely in the back corner
where it probably looks the worst if I were to move over on this side it would
probably get much better there really is something satisfying to
me when you’ve got this nice clean base trim you’ve got nice tight joints on
your plywood and everything just looks good it’s like why would you not just
try to do a little bit extra to make it look right am I crazy so now that we’ve
got a pie wood up it’s off to the races and we’re installing steel another in my
opinion instant gratification type job I mean we literally don’t have to do a
whole lot because all the works already been done we’re lining up the ribs on
the ceiling to the panels on the wall so we don’t even have to lay it out all we
have to do is check plumb once in a while and make sure that our ribs are
lighting up and it’s that easy we’ve already pre punched these panels all on
the ground there on that stack of Steel you see and I try to stay ahead doing
some trims Gregg’s throw in the sheets up Zacks hauling them around and we’re
just kind of like a well-oiled machine we all kind of know the process we’ve
done it enough now and it just goes really quickly and quality so that to me
is efficiency quality and speed efficiency
it runs at 2500 rpm this is not a drywall screw gun it looks like a
drywall screw gun it works like a drywall screw gun but the RPM is not the
same or if you use a drywall gun it will actually burn the screw instead of you
know eat it at the right rpm we’ve got a feature here that win on you can pull
the trigger and nothing until you go to put pressure on the screw you’ve also
got a lock-on button so you don’t even have to hold the trigger it’s on this my
friends is the honestly this is the honest to goodness truth that’s the only
problem I have with this gun make sure you turn it off the bit does come out
occasionally I’ve found that depending on the bit that I put in there this is a
very cheap bit I took the makita bit out because it
comes with a 5/16 bit this is these are quarter inch hex-head screws so I put
one of the cheap quarters that I had I really probably should look at getting a
different bit because occasionally it comes out usually that’s not an issue
you just kind of give it a little bit of a twist when it turns and that kind of
just pulls it out of the screw without losing the bit so if you kind of just
leave just kind of move it so this is adjustable here you just turn this and
it juts just the depth basically what happens is as this gets pushed flush
when your fastener bottoms out it turns the drill off so it’s like a
clutch driver just like a drywall screw gun does a perfect job putting these in
once you set it it pushes the washer just about perfect so you get a nice
consistent depth of drive every time okay I have I know I have talked a lot
about that Makita screw gun I genuinely believe that it allows somebody with
inexperience to put steel on and it looked
good because I tell you what if you overdrive or underdrive screws on your
steel it shows I see it maybe the average person won’t but in my opinion
like when things are wrong and people don’t know exactly what’s wrong but they
do subconsciously notice this so that doesn’t look right it’s just one of
those things that I think makes a huge difference is properly set screws every
time not a bad day this morning there was no wall finishes we’ve still got
some screws to install over here you can see where it doesn’t look flat bubbled
out just a little bit because of the tension on the steel or the tensile
strength you can see how that overhead door is all that flat stock will give a
nice place to install all the tracks the springs the opener and there won’t be
any ribs in the way be nice if I could get that in one actual sheet but there’s
a few sheets there so there’s a couple seams but it looks pretty good I think so tomorrow we’ll get this front wrapped
up we got to get those door headers trimmed out those are some big doors and
then we can kind of come around the corners and tie that in it’s always
amazing how quickly the interior goes you know you’re not leveling things
you’re not plumbing things you’re basically just running and you know
you’ve already done all that work in the beginning to make sure that things were
plumb and square and level and all that good stuff so if you do that it sure
makes run an interior quite easy and quite satisfactory so the one thing we
also have to do is we’ve got some exterior finishes to do I’m waiting on
some trim pieces but we’ve also have also got this office that we got to do
something with so this 20 by 20 office we’ve got to insulate it and then frame
it out put a ceiling in it and and then we’re gonna run the 3/4 plywood on this
also customers probably paint it some people do drywall but this
one’s gonna be plywood that’ll be nice it’s a big office 20 by 20 I think
there’s gonna be bathroom stuff here so definitely I’ll bring you guys back when
that’s all done that’s not in my contract like normal but crazy
it’s looking good time to get out of here though
we’ll be back tomorrow thanks a lot guys thanks for hanging out hope you enjoyed
it and we’ll see you back maybe on the next episode so hit that subscribe
button I appreciate it


100 thoughts on “Building The Dream: Episode 12 – Finishing The Interior

  1. I've been using your philosophy on my kitchen reno. Take the time to do it right. If it's not right, fix it. "Good enough" isn't good enough. It's the details that turn a pretty good job into a great one. Thanks for sharing your work!

  2. Another excellent video. I used to live in Japan Missouri, It's not Brazil in SA but Missouri is full of many countries . Just down the road is Cuba, And you don't need a boat to get there.
    Thanks for your video demonstrations. Take care and God Bless.

  3. I do want to see the finished product. It is fun to watch the construction but we never get to see the completed building. I want to see the concrete, lights, doors and maybe even machinery in it for size comparison. I did finally start following you on Instagram. That’s where you are about a month ahead of your YouTube channel. You show a few completed buildings on there but not everyone has Instagram.

  4. Great work. I didn't think plywood was legal to be used indoors for fire code, but I guess it varies by area. Is it just because it's not a "living space"?

  5. Agree with starting on the back corner. Not sure I agree with scribing a "floating" full sheet like that though on the side wall. Why not start with a full sheet by the front/door? In the corner, you'd now scribe a smaller sheet (see Greg at 8:13) and have a perfect fit. Scribe first, then cut the width by putting a mark top and bottom.

  6. 100k subscribers, keep doing what you're doing because its all quality stuff , the channel is growing even more and your crew will never run out of work. Similar working projects, working methods and used materials here in Norway. We build farms and storage for farm equipments, big huge projects, and I still get good tips from here to be more efficient myself. Thanks for another video. Take care!

  7. Not crazy at all, it's an expression of the project management triangle: good, fast, cheap, pick two. Most customers want good first and then are more willing to compromise on the interaction of fast or cheap (which are sort of intertwined due to labor costs).

  8. First series i watched from you… i love it .. first time seeing a post barn build like this…. im subscribing, cant wait to see more of your videos… great craftsmanship and attention to detail

  9. just having a think about the plywood. if the lumber is skewed (parallelogram) then side by side would be best. If it's warped like a trapezoid, then flipping every second one would make it line up better. Anyway, this is coming from a non builder just thinking about a problem

  10. Hi,

    I like the base trim under your interior plywood. Where do you source it and what is it called?

    I'm finishing my garage with 3/4 inch plywood and I like the idea of the base trim you used.

    Thanks and nice work…..

  11. I saw your little work platform and thought, last week I needed one and was for sure I'd buy one at Home Depot, but Lowes was on the way.i was just going to price compare and ended up buying a Werner ProLink for less than $20. I think I got a great deal because I went to another Lowes and the exact same one was $82

  12. Another brazilian here, following the channel. Maybe some day I'll start to understand imperial measurements… ✌️😂

  13. That's easy building right there. And screw that global trade wood. We have a pacific north west with white Americans just waiting to supply our country with forest products

  14. $41 a sheet ? Great clients. Rancho Santa Fe are great clients. Money is not an object. I wondered if he'd show that top joint. BC even after he spent time on it never comes out exact. Lol. Doh !

  15. How do you deal with spacing outlet boxes between ribs when interior steel goes to the floor? I'm roughing in outlets right now for my garage but don't know what to do to get them between ribs, don't even have the interior steel on site yet.

  16. I can't believe the wiring isn't done before the sheeting, it would look soo much better that surface mounted conduits. You couldn't do that here in Australia. no-one would accept that.

  17. Really like y’all’s work, very high quality, pride taken shows and great attitude about doing the job. Nothing worse than working around people grumbling and hating on the job they’re doing. Couple questions: is there a limitation on the size of windows you can put in these buildings or can you do large windows using header and king stud double like residential? Any code issues?

  18. greg is a lil camera shy how cute. ok i dont understand how yall work with wood and you dont see to get splinters. I rarely work on wood, when I do I always get splinters. This is a big reason I prefer metalworks I weld/fabricate stuff

  19. Great Looking Building. These Videos Really show someone wanting to build a building good weights and measures to determine if there possible builder is doing a quality job or not. And if they are in your area a great marketing tool for your business. I know If i was near you I would gladly pay 20% more to have a building built with your attention to detail and quality. I have noticed that you use plywood on the bottom in some of your buildings. I have not seen this done typically I have always seen liner panel all the way to the floor to allow easy cleaning etc. Whats the thought process on wood versus Metal? Thanks

  20. Truly great works guys!!! I do have one question though…why do you put the rolled steel above the overhead doors versus using the same panels as the wall for a more seamless, consistent look?

  21. That's such nice work. I did wonder if square-setting the plywood in the corner was the best way to go. I think it could open up with movement. I'd probably use some small square trim.

    I also wondered if the flat white sheet would sit better if contact glued and backed by plywood. Just a personal opinion though and no criticism intended.

  22. Why don’t you run electrical anywhere in the walls? Is it run later using conduit on the exterior of the walls and ceiling?

  23. Love your work. Do you want come to Australia and build me an American inspired designed aircraft hanger with office and lean toos?

  24. I have just recently found your channel, and am enjoying it. I am getting ready to build my own shop in the near future , so I like seeing how other people do things. But I don't get all of the steel on the inside of the building. I have been in a lot of different shops and have never seen that before. Not sure if that is just something people are doing in your area or what?

  25. Excellent job guys. I'm a retired finish Carpenter. I didn't know guys scribe their plywood these days. I was wondering when you're going to break out with a block plane for your scribing.Ha. Ha Ha. Keep up that diligent attitude guys!!

  26. hey man, was wondering why putting the plywood on the bottom of the wall and steel on the top? i was thinking the opposite. bottom layer steel so easy to wash, no fire hazard if using grinder of torch, no moisture caused by washing trucks/machines and top layer of the wall using woods or gypse?

  27. I am from Brazil, we have renovation and home improvement company in Orlando.
    You guys make an excellent service, I love checking your videos… I love carpentry.
    @tozettiofficial – Instagram
    #tozetticonstruction
    Tozetti Construction

  28. I watch your vídeos Very much, congratulations, excelente workshop mainly with the details, Recife PE. Brasil

  29. Kyle, excuse my curiousity please.
    Do you ever use the candle test, to
    Check for Air Cracks?
    ( Where air may be coming in from
    that it should not?)

  30. Trying to find ur vid with the segment on cutting and framing an attic access can you assist Kyle? Tips/Tricks??

  31. Não sei o que você falou do Brasil! Mas deve ser coisas boas! Venham algum dia visitar o Brasil! Será bem vindo! Abraços!

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