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AWESOME! Dude, I'm doing a happy dance here! If that's a picture of your theater room before drywall, you are golden!

Phase II can commence smile.gif

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JPA, I was joking; that is my insulation.

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So...some good news, and some bad (but mostly good biggrin.gif)

As advised; before I go about killing my buzzing nuisances...I layered-up, and tried to find the source of my invaders. Too cold here last night; they were long gone. But I'll keep trying.

However, going up into the HT today...I definitely had more a sense of can-do, than can-don't. Miss my HT, and the positives are starting to dance in my head; more-so than the problems.

As such...if I'm really getting down to business; while it's not sexy, one of the first projects probably has to do with the "adjacent" space (can we just start calling this the "storage area"?).

As I've mentioned; we've got the ceiling joists from our Bedroom...jutting up into that space.



Rather than have that just be dead, unusable space; I want to create some much-needed storage area from it. Probably just needs to be "squared-off", like this...right? All I want to be able to do, is store boxes...up on top of it (as we've previously talked about, that area would mostly be used for). I could probably even do something like this myself; seems to be about the easiest of DIY projects (and...it saves a few hunny against the re-model budget; and...gets boxes the hell off the riser, so I can't start to envision that space empty).

If it were me, I'd just do some 2x4 framing and MDF. My only concern; that top "shelf" will span about 11'. Do I need more bracing, than just the ends...to keep it from sagging in the middle? Not sure how to address that. Thanks


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Depending on how heavy the boxes are that you plan to put up there, I'd probably just build a "floor" with 2x6's spaced on 16" centers, then put some 1/2" decking on top. something cheap like OSB rather than MDF. If you want to make it a little sturdier, then you could go up to 3/4" ply, but I don't think it's necessary unless you're planning to put some pretty heavy stuff up there, and then you'll need to look at the framing a little closer as well.

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^^^^^^^^Agreed. Boxing it in (or squaring it off) would be pretty easy IMO and would actually be a benefit to the "storage area" FKA the adjacent space. biggrin.gif

Glad to hear that you are being infected with a more positive outlook. Attitudes can be contagious so glad to hear that you are "catching" a better one.

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Don't think for a second you are off the hook. We need updates.


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