I highlighted part of the bottom center photo with color (click to enlarge) because it held some of our essentials:
- metal strapping (which we later discarded)
- new sharp tin snips for metal strapping and tin roof to come
- drills and assorted bits
- LOTS of sheet rock screws....
- and, among other things, my favorite new discovery: a carpenter's pencil that has refillable, ever sharp lead! Striker is the brand I'm showing above, but Lowe's carry Swanson brand, which works on the same principle. The pencils run $2.50 - $3.00, including a supply of lead refills.Try one and tell me if you like it as much as I do.
I bought a barn star to help me focus on the end product. This star from Pottery Barn is pricey @ 199.00, but you can find them a lot of places. I bought mine (a barn star with barb wire around it, also known as a Western Barn Star), at Hobby Lobby for $11.00 on a 50% sale. Yay! Anyone else have or like barn stars?