Attic to Play Room

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Project by BrianMac posted 09-08-2009 04:15 PM 2221 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time posting. Sorry I’ve been a little busy. Been working on our attic room for almost a year now. I have learned a lot and am excited to learn even more. Wife wanted a room to spend time with our son in and be able to do some computer work on at the same time. Me? I just wanted to be able to watch football. I am fairly happy with the room. One question I have, does eventually those little mistakes you see every time you look at one of your projects disappear, or not matter as much? Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-08-2009 04:47 PM

Depends on how bad the mistakes are. Generally speaking, they become part of the character of a project, unless they are annoying mistakes, then they aggravate you until you rip it apart and re do it (I.E. my current workbench project…)

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#2 posted 09-08-2009 05:16 PM

I would love to do something like this. Did you have to raise the roof before?

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#3 posted 09-08-2009 05:41 PM

Nice job and great use of space !!

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#4 posted 09-08-2009 06:30 PM

My first project was a 7’x8’ entertainment center housing our TV, so you can imagine, it gets looked at quite a bit. There are so many things i would do differently now that i am more experienced. Those little mistakes and changes you might want to make do not go away.. at least not for me. I have a new entertainment center on my to-do list now.

I commend you on tackling an attic though, those can be tough to finish off well. Nice built in kneewall shelving too.

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#5 posted 09-08-2009 06:32 PM

Congrats on the room.

As for the mistakes unless you point them out most people will never see them.

For me im like an elephant, I never forget.

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#6 posted 09-08-2009 09:35 PM

Nice job. Did you make the cabinets yourself

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#7 posted 09-08-2009 10:27 PM

Nice job, and as for the mistakes, I find that as time passes you begin to look at your own creation with more appreciation and you realize that the “mistakes” not only add character but they are things seen by only you the creator of the project.

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#8 posted 09-09-2009 05:35 AM

Thank you all. Fortunately I did not have to raise the roof. If my stair well had been slightly smaller I would have. I just sneaked through on that one (kind of like the couch). Everything in the room is my doing except for the finish on the ceiling. A friend suggested that with the angles on the walls we were not going to get a nice crisp line, that it would be better to do a stamp on it. Didn’t think I was going to like it but it has grown on me. The bookcases are made with oak veneered plywood on the top, backs and sides with an adjustable oak shelf in the middle. We have a lot of books. The desk and the cubby hole doors were the last items made.

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