It took a lot of wood, two sheets of drywall, a fair bit of time, effort, and no small amount of bodging to get to this point. If you look carefully at the top of the storage cupboard you’ll see it has been extended upward. That was the result of a ‘good idea’ and not having any drawn up plans.
I thought I could lower the top shelf to gain a bit more clearance — and I could by over an inch — but what I failed to realize was that also involved dropping the support for the sliding doors that I plan to install, and they run the whole width of the garage. Fortunately, experience has taught me to check and double-check, so before I put up the drywall I put up the sliding door support cross-piece in place and realized that it stopped the back door from fully opening. In the picture above the left-hand half of the crosspiece can be seen temporarily clamped in place to the top of the wall. I rejected the idea of notching the crosspiece, so I had to extend the walls up, back to where I had originally intended to put them. I had to re-frame the other wall to the correct height. Grrr.
Both of the new walls need patching and painting. Plus the top shelf needs to be re-fitted. Then I will be ready for the main build on the left-hand side of the garage.
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