Finished out attic space

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Project by kcrandy posted 08-20-2013 04:18 PM 2821 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I haven’t posted a project in a long time, but I’ve been busy finishing out attic space into a writing area for myself. I consider myself a novice and this project tested every skill including having to finally use that compound miter saw for part of the ceiling. Used every tool in my admittedly small arsenal. The ceiling is tongue and groove white pine. Haven’t sealed it yet. I may paint it white. The floor was from Lumber Liquidators. I really love the desk. Local wood store here in KC, Shutte’s Lumber, had panel glued up from red oak. six feet long by 28 inches. Only $80. Was able to attach it to the studs in the wall. I’m a writer. If you’d like to see my works on Amazon, here’s a starting place. I’m all over the genre map.

-- Caulk and paint are a poor carpenter's best friends

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#1 posted 08-20-2013 05:53 PM

Nicely done!


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#2 posted 08-20-2013 06:36 PM

That sure looks like a cozy space. Nicely done.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 06:51 PM

very nice finished area!

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 06:51 PM

Looks good. You have a nice attic nook there. You made well use of every square inch which is always difficult with low sloped ceilings.
Our first house had an attic similar to yours. We let the ceiling continue all the way down, and built closets for clothes.

Thanks for sharing

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 09:59 PM

great space and well done
very charming place to get away!

-- Greg Simon

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 10:16 PM

Really nicely done, very inviting.

-- cnarf, Ireland

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 10:22 PM

Neat. The shot of the chair in front of the neat double window reminded me of the Chevy Chase movie “Funny Farm”. He has an upstairs view of his yard similar to what yours looks like.

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 10:33 PM

Very nice to gain square footage without adding on. Looks great.

-- Bill M. I love my job as a firefighter, but nothing gives me the satisfaction of running my hand over a project that I have built and just finished sanding.

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#9 posted 08-23-2013 02:53 AM

Wow, great use of the space

-- Norman

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#10 posted 08-23-2013 06:37 PM

Wonderful attic! Like the shelves and the ceiling. Looks like a really great and cozy place to read and write. Great work!

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