We never use the garage door at the front so we just decided to wall it off, which meant removing the tracks for the door, building and insulating a wall and even a portion of the ceiling, which was difficult since it came up at an angle from the top of the door. We also added a layer of plastic to add additional weatherproofing to the numerous holds in and around the door frame. Boy oh boy has this been a LOT of work!!
To stabilize the walls we needed to shoot bolts through the floor tracks and into the cement foundations.
This is a shot from the interior of the room. Thankfully the one wall that divides the garage from the house is solid enough that we don't have to build a new one.
here. There was no source of light for this side of the room, so we had to add two florescent lights in the ceiling, as well as adding some plug sockets near the bottom.
There is still at leas one solid weekend of work to do before the room is useable, but Gavin and I work well together and can get a lot of things done when we set our minds to it. I am a little worried I have overstretched myself a bit, with taking Image Synthesis AND trying to complete the lighting work on the short film Sleddin', but hopefully it will work out great and I can make some rockin' art!