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Aug 19, 2012 8:46 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
I thought best to get all the pics on one thread.

I began in January of this year by stripping all the plaster off the walls filling the cavity with insulation and covering with new dry lining (plaster board)

Next up.

I ripped down the old ceiling and the damaged frame supporting it. I then fashioned a new (much stronger) frame, insulating it and finally covering it with plaster board tiles.

Then came the floor.

This room was originally tatami mat, made from a kind of sedge grass, 2.5" thick with each mat about 6'x3' and very heavy!
I decided that a wood floor would be far more practical for this room, however this created it's own set of problems because
of the 2.5" level difference.

I had to replace all of the sub-floor joists (by now money's getting very squeaky) not to mention my back and shoulders!

Finally we had a stroke of luck, my DW found a 200' x 3' roll of plain vinyl wall covering still wrapped up in it's original packing, someone had put it out for trash collection!

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