Craftsman Room Addition phase 7
Here you can see some of the interior work taking place. (not my design – I am the general contractor)
The ceiling was coffered.
Here you can see the original room we are tying into now that the exterior wall has been fully removed. The ceiling is 10' high, and the interior doors are 8'. To the left you can see where I temporarily walled over a door to the bathroom, so the house is secure during the addition. That will open back up when I finish.
The door was a pre-hung mahogany craftsman-style door, and I stained and sealed it right away. Originally we were slated to install an 8' entry door to match the house's main entry, but the price had risen significantly since the house was built 3 years ago. So for a savings of $3400, the homeowner decided to go with a 6'8" door, with glass block above it.
I had to mortise for the entry lock, which was one of the old-fashioned units that has a locking box assembly the size of a small book.
Here you can see (outlined in white) the beam that carries the load of the missing wall, and the new ridge beam above. I drew a yellow line around the bracing to the glue-lam above, and green for the old ceiling joists and rafters from the existing house that sat on the wall section I removed. Simpson hardware was later added to reinforce the tie-in. The architect argued that this beam was not needed, and it was not on the plans. I couldn't sleep at night if I had left it out!