Wednesday, June 2, 2010

More Photos (Build East Dormer) Art Studio

Started building the east dormer on Tuesday, June 1.  I asked Jon to move the east dormer to the north  4 feet to give me a longer east wall to accommodate students and easels.  Jon hates the idea but is going along with my request. 

The boom truck lifting floor platform for the east dormer into position. 

Below: I'm standing in the south end of the studio, facing east.  This photo taken before platform was lifted into position.

Below: I'm standing in the south end of the studio, left is the west dormer and right is the east dormer.

Jon and his brother Paul moving platform into position.  Upper left side of platform is opening for the elevator.

Jon braces opening.  Paul is knocking down metal flashing with a chunk of lumber and a hammer.

The lower left side of the photo is my Mom Lorraine sitting in a lawn chair.  She meticulously cleans spindles for the front porch restoration.  The tops of the spindles are toast and require gouging out wafer like decayed wood. 

Afterwards she fills the voids a little at a time with wood filler.  Mom and I cleaned lots of spindles last summer together.  We're getting near the end of restoring the spindles.  Next step is to prime and paint them--getting them ready for reassembly of porch rails.  We fabricated new rails, but will use the old spindles to reconstruct.  We don't have enough old spindles and have to fabricate a dozen new ones to complete the porch.

Below:  Brother Paul (standing) and Jon (kneeling) prepare opening to shim platform (leveling the adjoining floors).

Above: in the center of the photo you can see the elevator opening in the corner of the east dormer platform.

I'm standing in the north end of the studio.  These two photos show the west and east dormers.


  1. Linda-

    You must be excited that things are moving along well on your art studio! I bet you can't wait until it's ready. You and your whole family have put so much hard work and love into your home. :-)


  2. Hi Linda,

    Your art studio is moving right along!! May I ask, why are you putting in an elevator? Is that a code requirement or something that I am not familiar with? Or is it just for convenience for everyone? I am just curious...

    Hope you have a productive weekend!