building the palace… (part 009)

alternate title: “stealth millwork for the win…”

heh 🙂 so today, while the girl was at work, i snuck over to her house and installed the custom ordered window for her bedroom…

inside view:

outside:

now i just need to finish the trim, build the shelf, and then reinstall the air conditioner 🙂

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building the palace… (part 008)

alternate title: “covering up a thousand sins…”

so this installment has nothing to do with the palace i am building in the garage…

i couldn’t stand the smoke stains on the walls and ceiling (from the previous owners lack of upkeep or lack of ability to properly use a fireplace i have no idea) so . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 008)

building the palace… (part 007)

alternate title: “i hate drywall”.

so things are coming along slowly, but they are indeed coming along. battery backup circuits are finished, and hot, so we have at least one circuit of power outlets that work.

(the other circuit has several outlets that need to be wired, but we can’t do them yet because of . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 007)

building the palace… (part 006)

so things have been crazy lately, with real life, moving the warbasaur, getting my house ready for winter, lots of client activity, etc…

but i figured i had enough for another update, so here we go 🙂

all the roof rafter reinforcement and trimming is now finished:

the above is the rear corner above . . . → Read More: building the palace… (part 006)

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)

building the palace … (part 001)

so today i finally got some time to get some work done… we start with shanghai’ing some help to tow my trailer, loaded with doors and windows, home from the bonney lake lowes… (i didn’t have the van with me, having dropped the girl off at the airport earlier in the day):

after a . . . → Read More: building the palace … (part 001)