Grandma's attic - prep work

by brae  

To help keep the ceiling board in place and (relatively) level, I glued in wood supports along the attic floor.  These were cut very rough to keep with the look of an attic.

I cut a new plywood piece for the flat roof since the original kit piece was beyond warped and didn't fit at all.  It won't be glued in place until I finish the interior of the attic.

I used my new Dremel to cut my first wire channel in place!!!!  :D  How exciting!!!  It's not pretty, but it doesn't have to be.  It took two minutes and was easier than it would have been with the utility blade.  With practice, I'll be steadier with it.  I made the channel around the circular patch where I first cut the round window.  I didn't want to weaken the patch.  As you can see, there is no floor support on the side gable.  That will be put in place after I get the attic portion of the chimney installed.

I then primed the attic walls and supports with Asphaltum by Americana.  It's already starting to look like a cohesive room.

That propped up board you see is holding the hall ceiling down while the floor supports dry.  I might end up installing one permanently to keep a tight fit for the hall ceiling.

4 comments

Comment from: La Pouyette - Karin [Visitor]

Oh, this is so interesting! I can imagine how it will look and “feel” when finished! Reminds me on my childhood when I had a doll house :)

Wishing you and yours all the very best for 2013.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Warmest greetings from the Périgord,
karin

01/04/13 @ 02:18
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you! :D

01/04/13 @ 17:59
Comment from: Evelyne [Visitor]

It’s really hard to keep the tip steady, when making a groove/channel. My best tip is to make a shallow groove first, either with the utility knife or a nail tip and a ruler or something similar. It’ll be easier to make the rotating tip follow the already existing straight groove (even if shallow) than trying to make a straight one directly.

01/04/13 @ 20:40
Comment from: brae [Member]

Good idea! Thanks! :D

01/05/13 @ 20:16


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