So my kitchen is coming together. The sink and interior doorway walls are mostly done, but the fridge/stove and patio door walls are not. You might remember this framing for the soffit on that side.
Gotta love the crookendess, right? So to resume work in the kitchen I started with building this:
Short sticks screwed onto longer sticks. What is it? A coat rack? Made out of framing lumber? With every peg a different size? Hmm… let’s see what happened next.
Drywall attached to the sticks! Do we see where this is going yet?
It’s the front of my soffit! Those short sticks hold it to the joist. Anchoring them into metal tracking was really a life saver here.
And up goes the ceiling! Yes, the ceiling went up after the wall. Not the best way but it’s only 3 inches. There was no other way to do it. You can also see that my “normal” strips of ceiling where I have room to work are held up with wood blocks. I’m making the exposed parts of the joists a consistent height throughout the room and building this ceiling crooked to meet them.
So then this U shaped notch was fun. I’ll have 5 more of those to do on the other wall.
And now let’s talk about one more thing. The bottoms of the joists aren’t just crooked. They’re also uneven. Because I put the wood blocks about the same distance from the bottom of each joist, this means that the ceiling slants downward on either side of one joist that’s a little deeper than the others. You can see that above, and below:
I’ve decided that this bit of recently added crookedness is fine. But I’ll probably want the walls and ceiling painted the same color to help all these crazy angles (including the soffits and pipe chase) disappear. And anyways, I love the way the beams look!
What do you think?