The second chapter of the pointy closet. We have the new 3′ octagonal window in place, so now we can work on widening the room. First we open up the walls and see what we’ve got to work with. This side of the closet is open to the outside. It was insulated but you can see daylight peeking through – we’ll add 18″ on this side.
The other side now opens into the new sun room addition. I’ve moved the wall out 18″ on this side as well and decked the floor.
Sparing you the journey of weeks of work, this is the old crawl space area with the brick chimney now. Everything is repaired and an insulated wall has been added. Unfaced fiberglass in the roof rafters are held in place with webbing. Blown in insulation is added behind the knee wall as well.
But the demo demon was just too strong and out comes the chopped off ceiling and side walls. Now I can add some more insulation and some character too.
Removing the drywall allowed me to move the collar ties up to the top. I could do this safely because the new sunroom structure supports this closet wall. Rafters were sistered on the side of the existing roof structure to level the wall surfaces.
Once the walls are insulated, the walls get 5/8″ firecode drywall over the foam board. The ‘wings’ on the side walls will be used to attach closet rods.
A coat of drywall compound and tape is used to seal the drywall. The front wall gets unfaced fiberglass. All electrical is reworked and in place.
Drywall is added to the front wall.
Extra drywall gymnastics are used to get the odd angles covered outside the closet entrance.
The closet entrance is taped and surfaced. Still a lot to do out here.
So we are on our way to getting the pointy closet ‘pointy’ again. Stick around somethings bound to change.