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    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    I have been missing from CIC a little over the last month while I finished the renovations to the hay loft. I have officially declared the renovation finished so I can change my thought processes from building mode to use it mode – otherwise I would never stop building.

    This was the original 150 year old hay loft over the old stables.

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    The only was up was timbers nailed to the side of the stable wall and climb through a man-hole. We had to build a new deck and stairs (this is now finished and tidied up).

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    The final product has new French doors at the end for flow-through ventilation and insulation on the roof wrapped in an unbleached cloth (calico).

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    As the size of the walls is small with a deep pitch on the roof I could not have any meaningful bookcase. I found some old boards nailed together in the form of a table top and covered in grease and old paint. I sanded the boards back to the original grain and then had to decide what to put them on. Given this was an old hay loft I chose hay bales. This is now my library.

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    My desk is in the corner near the entrance and my view over the farm is refreshing. Slight breeze, birds signing and no interruptions. Just fantastic.

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Now completed I have to recover some costs. I started advertising my workshops at the market last Sunday and have already filled January and February workshops. It is all very encouraging.

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Congrats on finishing Peter and I'm glad the workshops are selling well too.

    Thanks for the update, fascinating stuff.

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Thanks Dave. This just all fell into place as I had imagined it. I am over the moon with it really.

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    It looks great Peter. A very pleasant working and learning environment. Well done.

    I'd noticed you'd been quiet. I was wondering if you were working on your renovations.

    Good luck with the workshops!

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Wow! What a transformation! Congratulations on creating such a beautiful space.

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    I echo Elise, "what a transformation!" Especially when you notice all the light leaking through the roof in your first photo.

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Excellent result for all your hard work - now the fun really begins!
    Although i don't think the bit about no interruptions is quite right...because we'll all pop up on line just when you're trying to concentrate

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    Re: Hay Loft Studio - Update

    Congratulations, Peter. Looks wonderful.

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