No, I haven’t forgotten about the remodel!
Sorry for lagging on this one. I’ve gotten emails from a few people, including some I’ve never even met.
Here’s where we are as we break into December:
Finally got around to painting a few weeks ago. Got my guys in to paint everything pure white as a starting point, and stain the beams. Then my man Roy came over to help me coordinate some of the electrical issues, and help me mount the track lights between the beam and the soffit. Last week I got around to making the Home Depot run to buy the wood for the lattice that’s gonna be mounted just below the tracks. I finally got busy with it today.
The wood I picked up is red oak, like the 1945 floor. For the lattice, I picked up two eleven-foot 2″ x .75″ pieces for the lengths, and fifteen nine-foot 1″ x .75″ for the rungs. I’d originally planned to build it in one piece, but soon realized it’d be way to heavy. I need the thing to be easily removed in case I need to change a bulb.
I sat down with the math and figured that I’d build the lattice in three separate sections. To make things easy for myself, I went with 39.75″ for each length, with fourteen 34.75″ rungs per section spaced apart every three inches. This meant each of the lengths would need to each be cut into three pieces, with each of the fourteen rung pieces also cut into threes. Why 34.75″? Because the space between the beam and the soffit is 36.25″. So the math was 34.75 + (2 x .75) = 36.25.
Today’s activities included math, pencils, a saw, gloves, stain, and rags.
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