Sorry for the wait…...
Not sure if I mentioned it before but my lovely wife has decided that she, we, want this one…she really likes the location… The before story on the ceilings….Slim, my name for my wife Cheryl, is up mowing the grass and has our dog, Rusty, with her and Rusty decides he is going to go out into the neighborhood and introduce himself to our new neighbors…by the time we figure out he is gone we can’t get him to come with a call so Slim goes out looking for him….within a few minuets I get a call from her and she says that she has Rusty and that he was up the street in someones house playing with their dog and I needed to come and see what they did to the ceilings in the house….it was a standard vaulted ceiling but they had the house built with it that way and not redone…..So I started at ”No do you know how much work that would be for me? Do you forget I do most all this by myself” Let’s just say she pretended to hear me…..before you know it I buy into it and draw it out and said she needed to help Warning: Lots of pictures
So then we had to stick/hand build a new rafter system one at a time with 14 ft 2×6 lumber, oh yes it was fun!!
I would cut the pieces out during the day and then when Slim would get off work I could put her on top off a ladder to help me hold it while I nailed it up….and of course we worked around the old rafter system…I didn’t cut it out until I had the new in place and secured down tight….we decided not to make the vault go to a peak/point but instead to have a 3 foot flat part on the top…just a different type of look…The ceiling went from about 8 ft to 11”10”
just in case anyone is wondering I think we put 1 whole box, 4,000 count, of 16 penny nails in the new rafters…it might be over kill but like I say ” they don’t know if you did to much, only if you didn’t do enough!”
-- Todd- Oak Ridge, TN