Madison is home again and settling right into a project. She’s knocking out the wall between the two closets in the small bedrooms on the main floor. This is part of my master plan to create a jack and jill bathroom in this area. I’m not taking that on any time soon but I don’t mind if Madison tears out the wall now. It’s good to have her home and I’m glad she is interested in tackling some DIY projects. FINALLY. She has realized that it would be a good idea to learn some skills before venturing out on her own completely.
She was so antsy to get settled into her own space that she started this project a bit prematurely. Day 2, she decided to take the bedroom in the basement instead of the tiny bedrooms upstairs. She was going to use one of the two small rooms as a bedroom and one as an office and place to play and record music. The large bedroom downstairs is big enough for everything. Using that bedroom was suggested BEFORE this closet project started but girl couldn’t make up her mind.
Whatev. That wall has to come down eventually anyway and we don’t currently use those rooms. ALSO, Madison moved home just a week before Wes and I left on vacation so I let her run with her plan.
We arrived back home yesterday from our R&R and NOW I have to deal with things…like the mess of drywall that is still laying on the floor. I still have so much to teach that girl. It’s important to clean up and finish the job – regardless of how ill conceived a project might have been. 😉
I’m glad I have a few more years to teach her these important life lessons.
Glad to hear that all is well with Madison!
I was just wondering what your thoughts were on those engineered 2x4s that were used in your house. I’ve never used them, but always liked the idea of having really straight framing lumber (my dining room wall is so wavy you could surf on it).
Is that engineered wood common in your area? Have you ever used it for projects?
Cap'n Jan says
Great video on building the closet! Fun to watch and a good looking project.
Kids catch fire at different rates and times, she will probably do just fine… It took me until I was 27 to bear down and ‘get my life under control’. Finished a double degree in math/CS and now, 40 years later, retired and still building stuff. This Summer is a big closet upstairs, that had a lot of ‘useless’ stupid cabinets (too shallow, fixed shelving and ill conceived drawers). Putting in BIG deep units with adjustable shelving to act as an ‘in house storage unit’. I liked the finish work you did and will do the same.
Bought your ebook because that video was so worth it!! The Closet that Sandra Built. Priceless!