The first in my series of remodeling Instructables that cover some common projects I encountered when remodeling my kitchen. All of the Instructables can be viewed in my Kitchen Remodeling Guide (Coming Soon).
In this part we tear down a couple of non-load bearing walls. In some cases Repeat(Sledge Hammer + Wall) = Removed Wall is a legitimate strategy but this Instructable shows a more civilized and less messy way of accomplishing the same thing.
Step 1: Tools
- Drop cloths - Old blankets and sheets work well too.
- Dust masks, glasses, and gloves - Safety first.
- Sheet rock saw
- Reciprocating saw
- Claw hammer
- Scoring knife
- Screwdriver - Standard and Phillips bits are necessary.
- Pry/Breaker Bars
- Hack saw
- Shop vacuum
- Helpers - A great opportunity to come together as a family, destroying things in the name of progress. Just provide a light at the end of the tunnel (a meal, etc.) to keep the helpers motivated.