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Algoma Retreat rustic-bedroom

Algoma Retreat


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April 5, 2013
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The 8 months into the new kitchen project of extending into the once covered screened back porch and I am exposing kitchen 8' ceiling trusses with a plank (8' by 0.5') vaulted 11' peak ceiling from the dinning room, plus a second vault/tray ceiling area for a 5' tall 6' wide chandelier. Framing for the chandelier seems complex with dual angled surfaces. Perhaps flexible 1-1/4" trim on edges may hide plank to plank imperfections. I had the under side of roof foam insulated to remove all the fiberglass insulation, $9000 for the one story 2300sqft home this including 2 car garage. The new vaulted 17' wide ceiling framing sleeves the trusses and is supported at the exterior walls. No need to nail vaulted frame to the 40' trusses.

Do you have photos of your exposed trusses ceiling. Robert in Florida
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Framing vaulted ceiling over exposed trusses
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June 29, 2012
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The windows were the old Marvin Casemaster, which I think Marvin has phased out. The windows were based on the widest standard size awning available, I think they were a little over 3 feet wide. These windows were factory mulled together. Every manufacturer has different limitations on how large a span they can accommodate with factory mulls for window pressure and other concerns, including whether they can feasibly be shipped on a truck. Other architectural and structural factors also need to be considered when sizing the window openings - what do you need to support above the windows, etc. There is not steadfast rule of how many windows can be mulled, it will depend on the design of the space. If windows cannot be mulled together at the factory because of structural or other conditions, a structural engineer needs to be consulted to size the opening, and design the support between the windows.
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Thank you so much for explaining this! I have a much better understanding now of how these things work.
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February 8, 2012
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Christina Romano
Belfer - - look in wall sconces
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Here's my suggestion: Paint everything white. Ceiling planks, joists, beams, drywall and wood plank walls. Painting wood white is something designers have done for years to modernize spaces. The light palette captures natural light beautifully and allows color to be played up through smaller accents.
Lily Gahagan added this to Indoors Looking Out
All the joys of getting back to nature, minus the tent. I can't say I'd be a fan of the simple, exposed window design come six in the morning when the sun's rising, but for the occasional rustic retreat it's just perfect. More window-filled spaces: Life in a Glass House Let There Be (Natural) Light
Because it's on the main (upper) floor, the master bedroom has privacy from outside the house as well. In terms of balancing the overall budget, the spectacular windows are a permanent element that were well worth the investment. If you look over the windows, you'll notice a lighting system that Lamaster-Millett describes as "highlighting the ceiling in a soft glow."
Melissa Alvarado Sierra added this to Winter Wonderland: The Beauty of White
Dominated by white, the view is this room's most important accessory, making it the perfect place for contemplation.
Scheer & Co. added this to Make a Space Special with Glass
When we see all-white, glass-encased bedrooms, they're usually perched high up in an urban sky, but the wood trusses and thick mullions give this white design a softness — and lets nature provide the color with changing seasons. Imagine waking up every morning to that view.
Becky Harris added this to Porch Chat: Sleeping Porches
While technically not a porch, this bedroom has the lofty feel of a sleeping porch and a view of a lake through the woods. If you're building a new home, consider a sleeping porch feel, especially if it's a lake, beach or mountain home. See the rest of this homeMore:Wraparound Porches Have Curb Appeal CoveredScreen Porches for More Living Room (Almost) All Year12 Ways to Prep the Porch for Summer
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Exposed wood rafters visibly demonstrate how each set of two rafters connected with a horizontal joist at the bottom forms a truss.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to Spare Room? Lucky You. Here are 12 Fresh Ways to Use It
Sleeping room. As I get older I have really come to enjoy a nap on the weekends, so a sleeping room would be high on my list. No phones, no TV, no reason for anyone else to disturb your sleep.

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