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Turning an Attic into a Closet/Playroom

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I converted some extra attic space into a closet & playroom! This video was sponsored by Energizer, check out their line of headlamps and flashlights at http://www.energizer.com/lighting Subscribe to my channel: http://bit.ly/1k8msFr Second Channel: http://bit.ly/iltms-2 MORE PROJECTS, POSTS AND EVENTS http://www.iliketomakestuff.com TOOLS & SUPPLIES (affiliate links): https://kit.com/iliketomakestuff/closet-custom-doors https://kit.com/iliketomakestuff/my-woodworking-tools https://kit.com/iliketomakestuff/shop-safety-gear Twitch Stream Every Wednesday @ 11am EST: www.twitch.tv/iliketomakestuff I WROTE A BOOK!! http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/makingtime Want to support ILTMS? Get exclusive content and more... http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/patreon BUY A SHIRT, STICKER, NOTEBOOK, DIGITAL PLANS and MORE!! http://www.iliketomakestuff.com/store FOLLOW: http://twitter.com/iliketomakestuf http://www.twitch.tv/iliketomakestuff http://instagram.com/iliketomakestuff http://facebook.com/iltms Technically, my house is listed as a 2-bedroom because the huge room upstairs that my boys live in doesn't have a closet. My grandad used that room as his art studio and not as a living space. So, besides adding some space for extra clothes, I am going to increase the value of our home by turning this area into a code-compliant bedroom. My boys' room is upstairs and the roofs are angled inward. The space behind the pitched roofs is all attic space. This empty space allows us to build into it so we can add the new closet. If you remember the bunk beds we built earlier in this year, you'd see that the wall we are building into also supports the top bunk of one of the beds. Having this as a design constraint, we are going to knock out the rest of that wall leaving the opening for the closet. Excitingly enough, the attic space behind the bunk bed is usable and will connect to the new closet giving the kids an extra playroom. Because this extra attic space is triangular, I wanted to bring some definition to the new closet. I framed out a small knee wall that would become the back of the closet. So that I didn't entirely block off the rest of the attic, I also framed in an access doorway in the pitched rafters. To create a space for the closet opening, I had to remove a row of wall studs. Because this wall supported the rafters above it, I had to add a header above the space to support the weight. I laminated some boards together, wedged them at the top of the planned opening, and supported it with two jack studs. all of these new supports were nailed into place. Now, instead of looking at the back of a framed wall,  we were now left with a big square of unsupported drywall. Now then, to block a lot of this heat from getting into the closet space and affecting he temperature of the room, I had to add a bunch of insulation. I used R13 pink fiberglass insulation stapled between the studs and the rafters. Where the fiberglass wouldn't work, I sprayed in some high-expansion foam to seal up all of the remaining gaps from the rest of the attic. This step seems pretty self-explanatory. But I was waiting to open up the space until we had semi-safe area. I didn't want to open up a potentially-dangerous job site to my boys' room for them to wander into when I wasn't around. Before we smashed the wall down, I scored the area around the opening with a utility knife so that the drywall would blowout and ruin the parts that would remain. But now is the time! I gathered the kids and we smashed through the wall together! It was pretty fun. Scoring the wall really helped the drywall break into manageable chucks for easy disposal and there wasn't a huge mess to clean up. For this project, I tried to avoid it at all costs but the reality of a finished closet/playroom without drywall wouldn't have worked. In the video, I didn't go into detail about putting up drywall, there are plenty of resources to help with that terrible process. I did eventually finish the drywall and my wife gave it a few coats of paint. In a regular closet, you can attach little cups to either parallel wall to hold a long rod. In our case, the bracket would have to attach the the pitched ceiling and hold a rod down from it. The easiest solution we found was to get two simple 90-degree metal brackets, attach them to the angled ceiling, and add a large wooden dowel to the hanging ends. This solution worked really well and by cutting a slot into the dowel and inserting the metal bracket, it kept the kids from hitting their heads on an exposed metal corner. This project was a big one. It had a lot of challenges and a lot project considerations. If you have a big construction project like this, you have to consider all of the hard parts and the tedious pieces before you can smash things and pick paint colors. Also, I am making some bi-fold doors for the closet, so look out for those as well. MUSIC: http://share.epidemicsound.com/iltms
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J &A (5 hours ago)
What's the pink stuff
Riley Bechiom (6 hours ago)
Why is nobody talking about how sick that stapler is?
Raghu c s (6 hours ago)
Super father
David Cole (8 hours ago)
7:06 it's a crowbar
Furry Lover (8 hours ago)
Since I’m new here I will subscribe
Corzy 707 (9 hours ago)
Achievement acquired: best dad ever
Blackout X (12 hours ago)
Bob the builder can he build a closet
Molly Xoxo (13 hours ago)
Ooo I have the same bedding as they do😂😂
Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
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Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
There are thirteen rows at the end sometimes.
Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
😃 yay I made seven rows instead of thirteen at the end. So did you guys find all the differences?
Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
Energizer shoutout
Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
Two of them in this video can you hear them?
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Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
Press the like button and dislike and it turns blue😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😨😨😨😨😨😨😨😰😰😰😰😰😰😰
Amardeep Gill (16 hours ago)
Oh golly
landon jones (1 day ago)
Great stuff!!!
jonesstudios (1 day ago)
I just don’t have the skills to do this stuff! Fair play Buddy.
Sfx Determinator (1 day ago)
Nice
ClosedVision (1 day ago)
You are the dopest dad ever... holyyyyy. Your boys probably have so much fun.
Wes vid (2 days ago)
Awesome! You are awesome!
XV GAMING TYV (2 days ago)
You have a great hobby
FaZe YOUR MOM (3 days ago)
You care about ur kids so much! We need more people like you!❤️
nick rutsky (3 days ago)
Hi I’m nick and I like to watch you make stuff
Justyna S (3 days ago)
*DIE WALL*
Nikai (3 days ago)
Father of 2019
Kk Meowy (3 days ago)
/\__/\ |●◇●| /) Here, take |👌 👌| / / this. < < /_/ Good vid.
500 subs With no vids (4 days ago)
Who else has no idea what he’s doing.
The Power lord (4 days ago)
Theres no going back now
Yankee Drummer (4 days ago)
For the love of God tell your viewers to wear protective footwear while doing any construction, i've personally fired tradesmen that refused to wear them
Ricc Ballard (4 days ago)
That's right get those kids hooked on making earlier and often! They are our next gen of makers who will like to make stuff.
Clay Jacobs (5 days ago)
Yooo when you were talking too Alexa my Alexa heard it and scared the crap out of me, “sorry, I didn’t find a device named the exhaust” 😂😂😂
Nathan Lim (5 days ago)
What  was the room made out of ?
Nathan Lim (5 days ago)
wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and cool
Drift productions (5 days ago)
When he gets older the play room would be gaming room
heriberto sanchez (6 days ago)
Do you lik me 😍😚
heriberto sanchez (6 days ago)
Xx23
Super gaming Time (6 days ago)
Wow this is cool :D
That was great.
Ray W (8 days ago)
awww man i want this skill
Ody Muy (8 days ago)
New subscriber right here 🙋🏽‍♀️👩🏽‍🔧
Julian Carlo (9 days ago)
I was just wondering why are american houses so complicated? You have the insulation, tons of wires,nails to remove,that big tube thing,and the vaccum system why not build it out of concrete? It may have its cons but at least its sturdier and it can withstand any natural disasters when Yolanda/haiyan hit the Philippines almost all of the concrete houses wasn't destroyed by the way im from the Philippines And this is not a hate comment
Lasagna the Edge Lord (10 days ago)
I new a girl who lived in an attic
Its_Just_ Red (10 days ago)
These kids are lucky to have a dad like you
your the best dad
Yang Yang Bartolome (10 days ago)
This looks amazing.
I like YOUTUBE (10 days ago)
The best part is 00:00 to 23:10
Osman Sofian (10 days ago)
😍☺😉😄😘😍😀☺😎
Loriann Norris (11 days ago)
I love that you are teaching your daughter
Ruby Gaming (11 days ago)
Wait my bedroom isn't a bedroom it has a window but doesn't a door or closet
JCA (11 days ago)
You are smart!!!!
GotGamingskillz04 ! (12 days ago)
Hi there love the video. Can we use a staple gun or could this damage the R13. Thanks
Elijah Kehnt (12 days ago)
A great example of a good father. Going out of his way for his kids to be happy.
Jo Pozzolo (12 days ago)
I really like this kind of stuff.
Tea (13 days ago)
Imagine the people who built that house are watching this video and they are watching Him undo everything they did lol
Frodo Baggins (13 days ago)
Proud of your daughter too! Go girl! Lol
Gemma Louise89 (14 days ago)
Do you want to come and build a room in my attic 😫. Great video. Just subscribed 👍
Alyssa Angelo (14 days ago)
When you said Alexa my Alexa picked up in the room
Popular Panther290 (15 days ago)
#newsub #HITDATBELL
Luke Lewis (15 days ago)
Your kids are Lucky to have a dad like you
Dan Lyons (16 days ago)
Was the floor 2x4 by chance? I'd like to do this to my daughters room... Above the garage is only 2x4 framing. Will I have any issues with weight?
Zac Waterhouse (16 days ago)
it makes me kinda sad how much work my dad put into our old house, especailly my bedroom and the bathroom when i was a kid, and then we moved so he kind of lost it all. this reminds me of that. like hes being a really good dad and husband and making his house better for his family, but eventually the kids will grow up, or theyll move and all thw rok wont matter anymore.
Zac Waterhouse (16 days ago)
god watching stuff like this reminds me of how weirdly american houses are built
Gabrielle Mcmillan (16 days ago)
When you were talking to your Alexa my Alexa responded
How are there not spiders in the space
Yumi Carlos (16 days ago)
I plan to be like you when I grow up
Niven lim (17 days ago)
I would have made the small door a secret door and since it’s covered it can be an emergency are for the kids if there were to be an intruder🤷🏻‍♂️
Gavin Gaming (17 days ago)
You have nice shoes
Pink and Proud (17 days ago)
Man, getcher self a dad like this
Mlsyraz (17 days ago)
you are a good father
Violet Gale (17 days ago)
I have a boring attic 😢😭 pls pin 1 like =My attic becomes a playrom
Maddox Du (17 days ago)
So much work
Tug Paidl (17 days ago)
Is it just me or is it your first vid that you watch of him
Galaxy awesome Girl (17 days ago)
14:43 I wanna be one of those kids!
melandwade1 (17 days ago)
I wish I had s bed room like this. You rock
Brentybear Games (17 days ago)
You are a really handy dad
A Random K-Pop Fangirl (18 days ago)
R u a carpenter/ handyman/ construction worker by any chance? If u arent, I am so impressed. I'm impressed if u are tho but still. I admire u
A Random K-Pop Fangirl (18 days ago)
Wow. U sure have a lot of wood on stock.
Morgan’s Life (18 days ago)
His kid’s friend: i have a master closet His kid: my dad made mine His kid’s friend: WHAT????😱😱
Tri Vu (18 days ago)
no lie he is almost do different from tony starks cuz he is smart and likes to build
RetroX (18 days ago)
You need to make a bookshelf or a desk or just something as a door for that closet so it’s like a secret room
Shaz Productions (19 days ago)
Day by Day, the retail price of his house goes up...
Adam Bordelon (19 days ago)
A good flexible cheap steak knife is perfect for soft insulation's (fiberglass, earth wool, rock wool, ect). Another tool that works well is a breakaway drywall knife. To help with insulation itch use the liquid glove stuff (anything with dimethacone) it keeps the fiberglass from getting into your pores then when done with the day take a cold shower to keep you pores from opening up and letting the fiberglass getting deeper into your pores.
Dane Wood (20 days ago)
Seeing your kids in this video made me realize something, I reaaaaaaaaally want to be a dad
Willie & Ben (20 days ago)
its like narnia there’s a room/place behind the clothes
Seth T. Santiago (21 days ago)
When you realized you teached to much. . .
Shyanne Smith (21 days ago)
This is my first video and I subbed, i lived this video!
Tyler Weiss (21 days ago)
My Alexa went off LOL
Natalie Wilkie (21 days ago)
We have the same Maker Faire shirt !!! Yay
Ahmed Adel Khater (21 days ago)
Love this kind of projects, you're awesome!
Ducky_ Dude (22 days ago)
4:47 he's putting mustard on a hotdog!
DAM2k16 (22 days ago)
14:43 "Hey kids, wanna knock down a wall real quick?"
SuperStereoGirl (22 days ago)
Your daughter has potential to make stuff like you, she's very good!
Filelor (23 days ago)
2:18 baby powder on exposed skin pre-work. and after doesn't hurt either.
Mario Angel Ruiz (23 days ago)
This is awesome.
Juliana Bearington (23 days ago)
I wish I could do this with my attic but the entrance is so tiny in the ceiling of my closet.
Outdoor Life (23 days ago)
The "the hangout space" would be my gaming area
Wolfy Positive (24 days ago)
While all that I’m still lying on my bed at 2PM …………… also you have to much patience, I wouldn’t even make a chair
zoie fowler (24 days ago)
all of this for a closet!!!
Chase Leibowitz (24 days ago)
dang this guy has a ton of tools😲😲😲
Addie London (25 days ago)
Wow lol ! I’ve been up since 2 am watching videos on mobile tiny homes and ended up here .
Bryn Dresselhuys (25 days ago)
I could never
Morning Glory Sloane (25 days ago)
You have a lot of time on your hands
Fishing at random (25 days ago)
It would be way better if you where sponsored by Lowe’s or home depot

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