Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bedroom Floor Joists

Clearly I need to be more realistic about just how much I can accomplish in one day. I work all day, but I guess I'm a methodical (plodding) worker. I didn't get to the subflooring today, but I'm happy with the progress I made this week.

I started the day with the boards cut for the east end (bedroom) bumpout.

I cut notches in the boards so they cantilever out over the east end sill.

Then, I chiseled the inner end of each joist to flush fit a joist hanger.

I connected the joist hangers, more braces, and some toe-screws to hold everything in place.

I attached a board across the ends of the cantilevered boards. Not sure what that board is called.

Finally, I installed blocks between the cantilevered boards along the east end. Done! Isn't it beauteous? It seems a shame to cover all this work with subflooring so that no one can ever see it. Dale suggests a plexiglas floor, but that's not exactly what I had in mind. :-)


  1. Spectacular!!

    Heh, plexiglas flooring... now, wouldn't that be something.

  2. Plexiglas over a foil-surfaced radiant barrier would be especially attractive (and wouldn't display the joists very well)!

  3. Not that it's anyone's business, but would you consider giving us all a ball park estimate of your materials so far? (Looks like you tried to get everything you'd need in one delivery.) I can understand if you'd rather not, but curiosity forces me to inquire.

  4. I posted a project-costs document today--under "JayBee Documents" at the top of the righthand blog column. You're welcome. :-)