Framing the Closet

by Josh on March 3, 2008 · 4 comments

in Projects

As if the lack of postings here wasn’t sufficient to tell the story, let me spell it out: finding time for house projects and blogging has been mighty tough of late.

Last weekend I watched the kids so Ms. Bungalow could put in extra hours at the office. The weekend before that I went ice fishing with a buddy. The weekend before that we hosted out-of-town family for a visit. The weekend before that I was away on a volunteer board retreat. And one of the weekends before that we celebrated the first birthday of the child for whom I’m still renovating a nursery bedroom.

closet dividing wallMy most recent accomplishment in the bedroom renovation is the framing for the closet dividing wall. The old wall wasn’t framed suitably for electrical wires or drywall, but now that is remedied. I have a bit more framing to do on the outside wall to provide a nailing surface and insulation space around the chimney and then it should be time to finish the wiring and install insulation.

The gray conduit that you can see in the upper-right of the picture is one of the last pieces of demolition left to perform. I’ve been slow to remove it because it is connected to live wires in use in another room that will need to be altered a bit to accommodate proper framing for the adjacent master bedroom closet, which is also part of the renovation. I just haven’t found the right time to pull the fuse on this circuit. For now the wires are capped and covered.

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Josh March 4, 2008 at 4:39 pm

Thanks, Kelli. Actually I’m a bit paranoid that I’m not using the space behind the knee walls well enough. There is still a lot of square footage behind that far closet wall, though the low height makes it ill-suited for much more than seasonal/long-term storage.

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Kelli March 4, 2008 at 4:03 pm

I love how you’re making the best use of the “knee” area of your roof. Those can be some of the hardest areas to find use for. Nice work!

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Sandy March 5, 2008 at 8:49 am

Welcome back!

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Josh March 5, 2008 at 11:25 am

It feels good to be back, Sandy. Thanks.

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