Added studs to the wall between the sitting room and the drawing room tonight. Left room between the studs in the middle so I could slide two pocket doors between the walls. The two little wooden bits underneath are spacers to keep the wall opening open until I put the doors in…then they will be placed under the doors to give them something to slide on.

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Then glued the sitting room wall to the other side and weighed it down as it dried.

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And placed the wall between the rooms.

Cut out the opening for the window in the second half of the drawing room bay window.

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Propped it up in place…

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…and was undecided as to whether to leave it there or not. I think the view inside the drawing room is better without it, so I may leave that window and wall out altogether.

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Next, I decided the other window in the drawing was a little two low, so I raised it up a half inch (you can see the difference in height in the two previous photos). I think the proportions work better this way, considering how high the ceiling will be.

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Next, using this new window height, I cut a hole for the double windows in the sitting room (on the left) and added studs to the back of the wall.

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I realized I was tired (and sick with a nasty head cold), so I decided to call it a night. Here are the two rooms so far:

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I’ll need to cut out the window openings and add studs to the walls that go around the octagonal tower corner in the sitting room next. But for now, here is a lovely bouquet of roses I just acquired, as well as a metronome and a stereoscope.

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Good night.