The current floor of the War Room
I haven't posted in quite a while - in fact I can't remember the last time the blog has been on such a long hiatus. Mainly it's been a combination of some family tragedy, other demands on my writing time and the fact that Cousin Basil and I have been hard at work in the War Room.
We've lifted the suspended floor and dug out one side. Capability Savage added his paint and mescaline stained hands to the cause and the result has been that we now have a three foot deep storage area on one side of the room. Cousin Basil and I levelled the soil, taking care not to undermine the foundations of the house. My father in law put in wiring so that we can have a light in the storage space and few more power points to the room when the floor is down.
Once that was done, Cousin Basil and I laid damp proofing and added a layer of sand and gravel over which was laid a layer of concrete. Learning how to mix concrete was very interesting. Youtube has some fascinating DIY videos. The eventual plan is to treat the joists, re-lay them and then add the new floorboards.
The new floor will have a trapdoor access to the space under the floor and that will allow me to store wine, unpainted figures and other very necessary, but not always attractive to look at wargaming impedimenta.
I think we'll have to wait for the concrete to set first though.