Tonight, I needed to finish the walls and windows of the sitting room. The south-east corner of the room is the bottom of what will be an octagonal tower on the third floor–thus the intriguing shape.

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I cut out an opening for the window in the first wall and added studs to support the back.

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And put the wall in place.

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Did the same for the second wall piece.

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Likewise for the third piece.

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Then I had to make a decision: did I stop there or add another wall section?

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Wasn’t quite sure, but I think the extra section is good. It gives a better sense of the octagonal shape from the outside.

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And the corner just looks a lot cozier when you peek around at it.

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Also, the opening is still big enough to show the room well from the side.

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Placed a long piece of board over the top of the rooms to get a better idea of how it will look. Here’s without the extra piece:

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And with it:

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I think I will go with the extra section. Besides, doesn’t it make this little corner look comfortable and inviting?

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So here’s the east side of the house for now.

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Good night.

Addendum: upon reviewing the photos one more time before going to bed, I now think the room looks better without the extra wall section. Hmmmm…