It is incredibly hard wood. You simply cannot drive a 16-penny nail through those old studs. Needless to say, I’ve got over $100 in construction grade 3” and 4” torx head screws. And that’s even after nailing 90% of my new walls together. Stuff sure is tough to work with, but man is it solid and strong when you’re done!Nice, I did that too our bathroom in our old house that was circa 1920.... Those joists and studs were a bitch too get a screw/nail into... Had too predrill those bastards....
It‘ll be badass once you’re completed....
Yep that’s the attic access. We likely won’t store much, if anything, up there... and certainly not anything large like a mattress. It’d be a good spot for things like holiday decorations.Do it right and enjoy for the rest of your life. Good stuff!
Are those stairs to an attic? They look steep and the opening with the door being that close could limit the size of things stored. No big deal as long as you don't plan to take a mattress or anything like plywood.
Good deal. Just checking as things can sometimes be overlooked when in the moment. Looks great!Yep that’s the attic access. We likely won’t store much, if anything, up there... and certainly not anything large like a mattress. It’d be a good spot for things like holiday decorations.
Lol. Ohhhh trust me... we’ve been thinking along the same lines.Good deal. Just checking as things can sometimes be overlooked when in the moment. Looks great!
What are you doing about electric? I also think if I was to gut a house or build new, I would consider extra bracing and such. For curtain boxes, ceiling fans, door knob holes. And for sure access panels for things like plumbing. All easy things to name while not doing the work
Being able too do this, and have another place too sleep is a definite plus. Takes some of the pressure off...Ever thought about a separate thread for this one Jim? This is a bit more than a "project". It is full on remodel. I'd like to say I'm impressed because I definitely am. I won't say I'm surprised. You do things right and this shows. Loving what I am seeing so far. Major props go out to you. This is no small undertaking.