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Garage Conversion #4: Walling Off

12-09-2008 08:36 PM by Olaf Gradin | 2 comments »

As of Sunday night, the separating wall is nearing completion. Since our little girl was born, I’ve framed the wall (with the exception of a four foot section where the door will go), run my electrical, and insulated most of the new wall. The framing went without headache. I built a simple jig that allowed me to compress-fit a board onto the top sill while I screwed in the studs. Yes, I used screws exclusively for this project per the recommendation of retired, professional framer...

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Garage Conversion #3: Sorscha Valkyrie is Here!

10-25-2008 02:02 PM by Olaf Gradin | 1 comment »

Time to get busy on that garage conversion again! Our new baby girl is here and I’ve got the next two weeks off to help out at the house with mommy and baby. I was 60% done before now, so the rest should come together pretty quickly. Of course, you’re all probably more interested in seeing our newest addition! Head over to the Gradin.com blog to see the news.

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Garage Conversion #2: Subfloor Paneling

10-10-2008 04:19 PM by Olaf Gradin | 1 comment »

I’ve recently finished one half of the 21’ subfloor I’m building. I’m out of joists, so I’ll need to buy more before continuing. In the meantime, I figured I would go ahead and lay paneling where I could as the leveled joists over the concrete floor are making it increasingly more difficult to walk. I tacked down a few rows of insulation and already have the vapor barrier purchased and ready to go. As soon as I can get out to the store, I’ll be purchasi...

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