I spent a long, long time measuring and adding tiny slivers of wood to the beams in order to make the second floor level…
It may not look like much, but it took a lot of patience and Hitchcock’s entire film Notorious (which is, by the way, still as good as the first time I watched it) to get through the task.
In the end, the floor finally leveled off correctly.
And I could finally glue on the second floor sub-floor and weigh it down as it dried.
Next I started cutting and gluing studs onto the nursery walls. Got a couple walls finished.
Cut the two window openings on the north wall (still need to add studs to this wall).
I’ve chosen the nursery wallpaper, too. I just need to photoshop it together correctly before I can print it out…which will be for another day.
But here’s what I have for now.
Still very bare and the fireplace belongs to a different room.
But for now…good night.
It is looking great! I don’t want to be the voice of doom here, but are you concerned about the walls warping over time? They are made out of mat-board, right? I know where I am, that warps a bit in the summer. I just thought I should say something now, rather than later.
HI there! Yes, they are made of matte board and re-enforced by wood and plenty of glue. I was worried about that initially as well, but the walls / floors I made four years ago seem to have made it through four mid-west freezing winters and burning, humid summers in the garage with nary a warp to them. So I’m guessing it’ll be fine. All the glue between the wood and matte boards is also helping keep it rigid.
But thanks for the warning!
Hehe, okay good, it is great that you have the sample from four years ago to put you at ease, I am also in the midwest 😉 Okay, well now I don’t need to worry about it!
Then you fully understand the extremes that the walls and floors were exposed to with four summers in the garage! 🙂 I figured you were, based on Tiny Hippo’s weather and the fact that you’re always up a little later than me…