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10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Drywall Series (2 of 2)

October 19, 2013 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Drywall covers more walls and ceilings than any other material in remodeling and construction today.  For the DIYer about to embark on an interior renovation project, drywall will most certainly be needed.  In this active, hands-on workshop, students will learn how to accurately estimate drywall material and how to properly install (hang) and finish (tape) drywall.
The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Drywall Workshop Series. The second session will focus on the installation of drywall.  Students will get hands-on experience learning how to hang and tape drywall. Topics include:

  • Understanding the importance of framing in drywall installation
  • Measuring and Cutting Drywall
  • How to Hang Drywall
  • Outside corners
  • Finishing drywall (mud and tape basics)

This lecture is free and open to the public.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.


October 19, 2013
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633