During a renovation project it became apparent that more support was needed for the roof over an above-garage studio space. In a manner like building a ship in a bottle, we raised two 30′ purlin plates with the requisite post, braces, and tie beams inside the studio. The structure is supported in the garage with a steel frame. We then finished the room with yellow birch panels on the walls and ceiling, a black walnut wainscot and chair rail, and maple flooring. As a finishing touch we installed curly maple and black walnut medallions into the floor.