On Christmas Eve morning my buddy, Larry the Building Inspector, came for a framing inspection. He said it looked good and my contractor did a nice job. Ken had screwed some plywood on top because I complained that I was worried about liability when Julie the neighbor girl came knocking on the door, standing on the bench. I was also tired of using it to enter with groceries and such.
Here's the framing:
Please note the painted trim (Benjamin Moore Ice Mist) and ceiling (BM Yarmouth Blue). Preparing the ceiling for paint became quite a hobby this summer. Here's the mildew-y before: