Update #5 in the building of my sewing room - posts 1-4 are linked below.
Update # 4: Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 4: Let There Be Light
Update #3: Craft/Sewing Room: Update # 3 (Framing)
Update # 2: Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2
First Post: Craft/Sewing Room - The Before Pictures
Above: new closet. The cabinets are going on the wall to the right. See the duct work sticking out on the upper right? The plan was to have the upper cabinets butt up against the closet wall. He was going to cut the side of the cabinet so that it could accomodate the duct work. The problem is that there is enough room in the cabinet to accomodate the far duct, but not the closest one as it is more than 12" from the cabinet wall. So he is going to build a bulk head for the ducts and put shelves on the wall in the place of one of the cabinets.
Above: wall between new room and existing family room. You can see where the planned cut-out will be. He is waiting until the last possible moment before cutting this out to keep the drywall dust down in the rest of the house.
Above: wall with the cut-out and the wall across the back for the cabinets.
Above: New door into the storage/laundry area.
Above: Existing door into the familty room, and a new door so that I can get behind the furnace. The controls for the humidifier are back there, as is the on/off tap for the backyard hose. He's going to put a 24" bi-fold door in this spot. It will be hidden behind the family room door most of the time.