Here's a quick update. We worked for about 3 hrs last night.
Slow going cause we bull a lot and are really making sure everything is square/plumb. No rush. I think we are at it again Friday afternoon cause I got a half day and then Sunday cause Saturday I'm taking Kristen to Allentown to shop or maybe King of Prushia.
OK pics cause I know you guys don't post unless there are pics! lol I'm trying here for foot traffic. I really am.
font view of where we r at.
side wall with where door will be.
door RO. I ended up going with a RO for a 6'6", 32" door due to coming in on the riser. I cut off the 2 inches so i have more room for trim/crown and if i end up going the soffit route. Door is set 13" off floor for riser height. Plan is to have 3/4" cherry or mahogany hardwood for the steps landing cause the stairs will be all the same. the riser will be carpet as usual.
where we r at with the other wall.
closeup of around ductwork. remember this is my lower ceiling area. there will be new 2x6 joists on the top plates. i left room to double up on each side of the ductwork of 2x6's. the knee walls are also not in yet till we are ready for decouple clips. i'm spanning plywood under the ductwork. reason for doubling up the 2x6 on each side. we r going to get 5/8" domestic ply cause dave said more of a chance to prevent any kind of movement. finished height after DW will be 7'5". it;s the best i was able to get. it's only a 6'5" span from the front wall so lots of it will be hidden by the false wall.
being careful around the beams/pipes. Lou turned the one stud for a reason. can't remember why it was late. the other stud is 2 piece so we didn't come near the beam and to keep 16" center studs for DW as best as possible. the horizontal 2x4 is for bracing for now till clips go in.
here's what i got left for the room. it's getting smaller. i only brought in what i need for theatre and hall for rack. i wanted to pick everything so we only went for those rooms. the 16 footers are in the garage which is heated. the rest of the basement is just getting dumped off.
thanks for stopping by. hope i'm not boring anyone yet.