building the palace… (part 005)

so today was all about the pocket door to the garage:

and reinforcing the rest of the roof:

and removing the trusses all the way to the back of the room:

the neighbors would have had serious issue with me using the angle grinder at 12:30 am, so the final trim will . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 005)

building the palace… (part 004)

so today i was feelin’ a bit destructive…

today i pulled out the excess rafter pieces and finished putting the bed platform together…:

which opened up the space rather dramatically:

this is what you see standing in the french doors:

and what you see from above looking at the french doors:

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building the palace… (part 003)

so today was all about structure… 🙂

i put in the two “center of the room” vertical supports and the bed hangars and bed decking in.

this is one of the vertical support beams that captures the rafters. (the right side rafters are going to be removed later so i can vault the ceilings):

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building the palace… (part 002)

so this morning, i checked on the hornet nest of doom. still appears to be dead. (good thing that) then bryan and i had to redesign the battery box for the fleet jewelers castle, as the plan i had didn’t survive contact with the enemy… (the batteries were too tall for the space we need . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 002)

Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation

so when i was first asked to look at caris’ castle, i followed him for several miles over a bumpy road, and realized that the entire thing was yawing quite badly whenever the suspension compressed.

this would make railroad tracks an adventure, and was quite dangerous.

the culprit?

about 500 lbs of batteries (for the . . . → Read More: Caris the Gypsy – The Castle – Battery Relocation