Laying down the loft. It must go down before it goes up.
Playing with verbs while attempting to be arty, I first titled this post without commas only to realize that “Live Love Loft” looked like an advertisement for a porn site. Ah, the power of punctuation!
Yesterday I wrote about the technical details of how I constructed my loft. Today’s post is a little more ethereal, an attempt to weave together my somewhat lofty (cough) thoughts during that slow, methodical process. And also to acknowledge Valentine’s Day in my own ambivalent way (whoever got to my site by searching for the words “valentine skunks” totally made my day!).
It all starts with the books I’m reading…
Put these on your reading list!
Loft in progress.
This post is sort of a photographic essay on how I constructed my loft, as well as brief update on the last few months. Time she flies (except on the gray, gloomy days, then she drags). There were the holidays, of course, and a couple short trips, a fantastic hike near Mount Rainier, housesitting/dog-sitting, getting on top of some health stuff, and now it’s blueberry pruning time, so helping out with that.
In terms of the house, a trip to IKEA to get my sink – and the subsequent discovery that it and the fridge wouldn’t play nicely in the space I had allotted for them – led to a drastic redesign of the area under my loft. Now that the interior work was getting real, I had to knuckle down and update my plans with the actual built dimensions and stud placement. Planning my anticipated electrical usage, fixture layout, and wiring also led to considerable time researching ventilation strategies. Met with Todd Clay, of Gorge Electric, who has been wonderful about guiding me through all things electrical. Hopefully I’ll start work on that next week. I also sourced some lights, and the wood and wool I’ll need to finish the walls. Here are some pics of the last few months, followed by a detailed look at the loft construction: