You know the problem with Texas homes is the lack of basements all you Yankees brag about… Actually lack of storage in this suburban ranch style layout is pretty typical of the size and age of home around here…
The most common fix for this problem is a shed, or garage storage, but what do you do when you don’t have a shed (or enough funds to build the shed you want) and your garage is also your workshop?
Simple, look up. No I mean beyond the ceiling, to the attic…Most of these homes were NOT built with decked attics, so it is up to the homeowner to figure out how to deck theirs.
Now my attic has suffered from some (expletive deleted by author) poor contractors, and low quality insulation. So as I head up to the attic, the original deteriorated cellulose insulation got shoved in contractor trash bags, brand new Owens Corning Kraft backed R30 rolls got rolled in place, and 3/4” OSB decking got tacked down on top of the joists…
I am about 15% done with the project. I am picking up insulation and OSB as I go. As I move forward with this, totes of stuff that are taking up space in the shop, and spare bedroom are getting stowed in their respective spaces in the attc. Poorly run coaxial cables and network cables in the attic are also getting re-run so as to not interfere with anything else in the attic.
I sold off my Central Machinery tool stands this afternoon as well. This clears that bit of floor space. Per my Sketchup layout my Wet / Dry vac and 20 gallon Thien cyclone are heading to homes under the table saw extension wing.
I am very pleased with the progress I am making this weekend. While a FAR cry from done, I am seeing some real positive steps forward with both the house, and the workshop. I am just hoping the light at the end of this tunnel isn’t a freight train.
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