I’ve had a little help – Thanks Christa for coming over and holding up some boards for me & Thanks to my son Jason who helped me cut around the rafters. The last boards go up against the center 2×6 and it a perfect world I would just rip them BUTTTTT of course the measurements are alllllll not the same. It gave me a headache so I’m taking a break, LOL. The good news is that now I think I can have the A/C mini split put in!!
My first attempt at IKEA furniture. I purchased 2 of their Brimnes cabinets and I love them!! They were actually not hard to put together. I just opened that big intimidating bag of bits and pieces and laid them all out. The pictures were easy to follow and I’m really impressed. I see more of these cabinets in my future . . .
I decided to change the handles on the cabinets. They are 3 3/4″ center to center and I found this handles at Lowes. They are perfect!! I will say the handles that come with the cabinets are very good – they’re actually made of wood, not plastic. I just wanted to amp them up a tad 😉
Shiplap! I’ve never used it before and I love it! I bought the Primed MDF Shiplap from Home Depot – boards are 6″x8′ and super easy to work with. You just nail the lip (which will be hidden) then nail about one inch up from the bottom of the board and the next board just sits on top.
I finished the shiplap wall on Saturday – I was able to keep the studio at 40 degrees inside while it was 3 degrees outside, lol. I had to add 2×4’s on the peaks of each “end” of the studio in order to have something to nail the ceiling boards to. I’ve decided that once I finish the vapor barrier and insultation on the ceiling that I’m going to shiplap the ceiling too. Wish me luck 😉
Here’s the peak with the 2×4’s that I added.
My plan is to leave the horizontal 2×4’s open. We’ll see how it goes, lol. Now some warmer temps would be amazing. Hoping to pull some power to the studio next week 😉