Obviously I need to put drywall over the pipes. How do I build back the wood frame support? What should I do where the brick was in the corner? I would like for it to just look like the rest of the wall. Plain, flat, and white. And what could I do about hiding the wires that are near the ceiling? The handyman that was working mentioned putting some drywall there in the shape of a triangle. How many wood cleats would I need for this? What size wood and on all 3 sides? Also, how do I know how many coats of drywall mud were put on this ceiling? I wasn't here when it was done. Is it ready for painting? What would be the danger of painting with too few coats? What is the purpose of the second and third drywall mud coat?