Loft Extension

Loft Extension

For our 6th BBBBq, we modified our loft and changed the second “B” of our famous acronym to a “W” (you will understand further down).

We looked at our loft a few days ago and thought it was “too normal”. I wish I had thought earlier about making it angular or even arched. For me it was too late, the whole thing is framed!

Our brand new loftRead more here: us here:

Before (no extension…. boring!)

Well Jenna convinced me that it was worth modifying the frame and thanks to her we now have a slightly different loft!

After with Super Cool Extension!!!!

To help us with the task, my other uncle and his two kids came here all the way from France. Well, they didn’t technically use their vacation to come here and help (they are road-tripping right now), they just happened to be at the wrong place, wrong time… for them!

We cut grooves out of the existing framing and angles at the ends of our joists. And lo-and-behold, we had a loft extension! I have to add, we were pretty proud of our inexperienced cutting skills.

That’s a fine lookin’ cut!

As for the letter change in the acronym, we had to open wine instead of beer for our French guests, hence the BWBBq.

More dream team pictures.

Oh also, you never have enough Irwin Quick-Grip clamps don’t you think?





  1. October 23, 2013 / 1:52 pm

    Looks AWESOME! Love the photos at the end! Great job!

    • October 23, 2013 / 2:01 pm

      Thank you for that and thanks for putting our name in your “tinyhousers” list!
      Your house looks amazing by the way. And gosh, a great dane, really?! Haha. Jenna and I have been going back and forth with the whole “getting-a-dog-or-not” thing… You’ll have to let us know how the great dane works.
      And congratulations with the new addition to your family!

      • October 23, 2013 / 2:03 pm

        Hehe! If you’re dog people it won’t work any other way! Denver is an awesome addition! He makes it seem so much bigger 😉 (the last part was a lie) Thank you so much!

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