Author: jon (page 1 of 20)

Putting the finishing touches on the conversion of a gross garage closet into a workable (though tiny) home office. Quite pleased with the end product!

You can view the process at a glance here.

Garage Office Update 4

I am fairly pleased with the progress in just over two weeks. I have held class and more than a few meetings in the space, and I am excited to continue to put in the finishing touches, especially an eventual chalk mural by my super-talented wife.

  • Installed door.
  • Completed texturing and painted white walls and chalk wall.
  • Installed standing and seated desks, including a keyboard stand for the standing desk.

The space is small (4ft x 4.5 ft) so it is hard to capture it in photos, but here goes!

Garage Office Update 3

  • Completed drywall and mudded (for the first time … a little rough)
  • Textured walls and ceiling
  • Painted walls and roof (need to finish chalk corners.)
  • Reinforced door wall for eventual door.

I touched a very hot screw head.

Garage Office Project Update 2

  • Purchased drywall, and drove it home in the back of a Honda Odyssey. (Given the near perfect fit, I imagine the Honda engineers planned for such things.)
  • Installed insulation and started hanging drywall.
  • Built subfloor using plywood attached to flat 2x4s that I screwed into the concrete floor.

Faithful Cross above all other, one and only noble tree, none in foliage, none in blossom, none in fruit thy peers may be; sweetest wood and sweetest iron, sweetest weight is hung on thee.

Venantius Fortunatus (6th cent.)

Garage Office Project Update 1

Started demo on a small (20 sq. ft.) closet in our garage that will hopefully soon become a quiet place to pray and work and video conference in (moderate) peace.

Today:

  • Clean out junk.
  • Demo down to studs
  • Consult a good friend re: insulation, AC, and drywall
  • Purchase AC unit and insulation
  • Test potential layout before installing insulation and drywall

Podcast as a Book Club? I am attempting to read a good book with a group of people from our school and beyond while maintaining distance and avoiding yet another virtual meeting. Feel free to follow along and participate here!

While it is geared towards our school families, you might find this short family prayer guide to be a helpful resource as you seek to mark these new home days with Holy moments.

Parking Lot Observation:

People are currently dressing in public the way people dress for classes their Freshmen year of College.

Half of the population are dolled-up because they are finally in public. The other half are proud to still be in their PJs.