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Sat Jan 21 - Craft Room Electric - Project Update

I finished wiring the lights and outlets in the basement craft room. Yesterday I started the day by framing up a box for a built-in electric space heater when Kim came down to check on progress. So far so good.

She mentioned that she was going to get rid of the shelves along the remaining wall. Here's what that looks like:

The remaining wall

  1. 1 is a piece of wood on the floor where I was gonna box in a space heater.
  2. 2 are two LAN cables that run to two cameras on the outside of the house (front porch and a front corner). Many years ago I ran those wires haphazardly, then recently built the wall around them.
  3. 3 is a LAN cable that runs across ceiling then up into my room above this space. I had tacked it to the joists back in the day, running it along the shortest distance between two points. If you follow it you may see it going through the open window behind the shelves.

I stopping working on the heater and instead helped Kim empty the shelves. She took down the empty shelves.

I decided to bite the bullet and re-route those three LAN cables which took me the rest of the day. Here's what I ended up with:

Re-routed LAN cables

And here's the remaining wall and re-routed LAN cables:

The remaining wall
Kim thinks she's gonna put a table against that wall below the window for sewing and and knitting. If she does, the lighting would be less than ideal because the ceiling lights would be behind someone sitting at the table. I'll put the heater somewhere in the red oval area no matter what.

So I see myself installing at least one light fixture above the window up inside the joist pocket, and probably an outlet or two along that wall.

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