So...some good news, and some bad (but mostly good
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
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