Basement Makeover

well hello. it’s been awhile since I last blogged something. so as the title of this session states is that since I sold my pool table I have decided to divide my basement into more rooms. the first is that I put up a wall between my media/TV room and then created another office/library room.  since I have used my old computer room as my train room I decided that I needed another room to do most of my pc repairs and also thought that in this room I can make most of the walls with built in bookcases. hence the reason I was naming it more of a library then an pc room. here are some pics of the room in the first couple of modifications. since I already had my drop down ceiling installed I really did not want to tear it down and redo the while ceiling so I had 3 main beams extend thru the ceiling and mount to the main rafters but all the rest of the 2×4 would attached to a top board screwed between the main supports.  only thing I would need to do is to place a crown molding at top of the wall to hide the end of drywall that stops at the ceiling. this will make it have a nice looking line.

so far I have finished with the framing and also finished with the drywall. I have a couple of patches to finish and sand then the drywall will be finished. while I am waiting on a couple of spots to dry I started to trim the walls with primer. while I wait for that to dry I’ll have to finished the worst part.. cleaning up my mess. cleaning is one of the worst things I hate to do when I start my projects. but after I get it all cleaned up and I feel more satisfaction of completing my project.  next thing I will be doing is building my desk.  I plan on using counter tops for my desks. this is a cheap and very affordable way to have big hardy desks.  the fist desk will be on the back wall and I have some cabinets that would be the base of the desk. this desk would be 36” high and I will have some shelving between the cabinets under the desk. I also plan on building book shelves about the desk also. this desk will be around 10’ long. plenty of room to have as a work station to do all my pc repairs that I do for friends. from there there would be another 6’ table that stretches to the right of the 13’ . this desktop will be 30’” high and at the end have another 90* right angle 6’desk that will come out 6’ from the wall and be my main desk. the rest of the room will be bookshelves to hold my books and magazines.  I will post more pics as I finish the room.