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New header and expanding closet


MikeyB

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Took a week off from work to start a project of opening up a wall to the foyer and living room and making our closet a little bigger.... Hopefully the pics come out.

The electric is a mess, gotta spend a lot of time on the new rough in and got some hardwood flooring to repair as well

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Removed the old 2X6 header and increased the opening to 12 ' with 2-2X12"X12' Doug fir headers with 1/2" plywood in the middle.. This is a non load bearing wall..tomorrow will rip out the existing 2x6 headers for the closet doorway and foyer and rework new headers to work within our plan..

My pics are a little blurry, I apologize for that guys, my I-pad screen is cracked.. I'll try to get some better pics tomorrow

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Coming along nicely! Would you consider boxing in the area above the closet that looks like it is going to end up being a shelf . just frame 2 little walls that connect from the top if the right side of the closet up to the ceiling. Unless you have a use for that space it might make it look neater and it will be one less place for dust to collect!

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Coming along nicely! Would you consider boxing in the area above the closet that looks like it is going to end up being a shelf . just frame 2 little walls that connect from the top if the right side of the closet up to the ceiling. Unless you have a use for that space it might make it look neater and it will be one less place for dust to collect!

Thanks John, the wife and I were kicking that idea around yesterday... Looks like we are going to leave it as is for now, dress up the top with some crown and a nice vase with some flowers ( or something like that) Then down the line if we don't like the look anymore I will frame it up to the ceiling and box it in with maybe an access door to access a storage area on the top

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awesome job so far ......why the M/C wiring? is it throughout the whole house?

Thanks Comp, I have a lot of metal boxes, fittings and 12/2 w/a ground bx left over, wanted to use it up. yes the house still,has the original bx throughout the house, trying to replace it as I go along
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Thanks John, the wife and I were kicking that idea around yesterday... Looks like we are going to leave it as is for now, dress up the top with some crown and a nice vase with some flowers ( or something like that) Then down the line if we don't like the look anymore I will frame it up to the ceiling and box it in with maybe an access door to access a storage area on the top

Cool . Just thought I would toss it out there in case you haven't thought of it

Looks like its really coming along nicely

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In. Last pic showing the entrance, I installed a gfci outlet with a exterior box, rewired the outside light (will install a motion style when I find one I like) and also running new bell wire as well... I gotta treat myself to a new tool after my wife gets another large closet,,,, lol

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