Attic Upgrades

Phase 1 Flooring for Storage

Phase 2 Walkway Boulevard

Phase 3 Lights

Phase 1: Flooring for Storage

Going to floor two areas for storage...attic joists are 2 x 6 stock running north-south...there is a 2 x 6 cross piece running east-west.

I will work on the left side first...this area is called the "Porch"...the right are is the "Archival Deck"...

I have to work around some obstacles...will lay down 2 x 4 scabs horizontally on top of the joists...
And then attach 3/4 C grade plywood sheets on to the frame.
On the deck portion...I ran scabs and plywood in a different, E-W direction...

 

The plywood...3/4 inch C grade...was ripped and cross cut to pre-conceived sizes in the garage at the Benchmark table...and then the 2 foot wide pieces were hoisted into the attic and installed...

   
   
   

Phase 2: Walkway Boulevard

 
The spine of the Boulevard would optimally be right down the center of the house...however, the vaulted ceiling of the den and the air conditioning ducts cause a direct path to be problematic...here is what an ideal, full 8 foot section would look like...20.5 inch scabs would be air nailed to top of five 2 x 6 joists.
Two eight foot 2x4s would be attached to outside of these scabs...making a frame that is 27.5 inches wide.
The end scabs will provide a lip for the next piece of ply to lay on...
Here is how a 24 inch wide piece of 3/4 inch ply will lay...
Close up shows how next section 2 x 4s and ply will attach...

First eight foot run was at the far end...I was able to use the 2 x 8 run of plywood as a "sled"...I ran it down the spine of the attic on the collar beams.

I roughed out the wiring as I went...and took along necessary tools.

I nailed off the 2 x 4 frame with spaces for wires...marked them carefully to avoid putting nails close to them.
Screwed down the first 2 x 8 plywood sheet...this gave me a workspace.
 
Phase 3: Lights
   
   

 

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