Joined: Jul 18, 2004
From: Tiki in a Crowsnest, AB., Canada
|Posted: 2009-01-23 5:18 pm  Permalink|
Here is the North side of the room where the A-Frame style roof will go and the Bar, etc. The drywall has been put up on the new wall and one of the roof frames has gone up:
There will be four of these going up as it is easier for me to deal with and install them. I also wanted to keep the center of the roof strong and not have to worry about too many supports. Although, as I progressed, I ended up adding quite a bit more support to them just to make sure they stayed strong.
Here is my boy, Bones, coming down to check things out:
Here is a shot of all four roof sections up:
You can get a much better view in this shot of where the doorway to the room is. You can just make out the door on the right which opens into the room.
There was an awkward valance at the back top right (see first photo) which hides some duct work. I didn't want to deal with my hut roof running into it or the wall so I will just make it look like a big beam. You can see the wood that I have now added.
As I look at these shots, it looks kind of small. It is a little bigger then it seems here in person. This area, under the roof, measures about 9.6' wide and just over 6' deep. I will make it all fit!!
This is more of a straight on shot of this side of the room:
Because this is the ground floor, some might say basement, I did want to watch my height. The ceiling was bang on 8' tall which is standard. But that was also before I put my underlay down and also my strips of wood on the ceiling for attaching and adding the matting.
I will lose about 7/8" on the underlay, 3/8" for my floor covering which will be a nice laminate, and then my wood and matting on the ceiling which is about another 1.50" or so. Not too bad but I did not want the room to get any smaller than it was. That's why I went with this sort of split roof idea. It will separate the two sections nicely and keep the room looking large.
Also, my design with the roof only brings it down low along the outside of the area of the room where no one will be walking or standing anyway. I think it will actually make it quite cozy. Once the finished roof is up, it will be covered in material and then big 4" bamboo will run along it. More to come!!
[ This Message was edited by: TabooDan 2009-01-30 18:09 ]