More hand and power planing!
After putting up 2 pair of flourescent lights for most of the morning, blown ballasts, broken light sockets and such, I got the work area set up in the attic and I was ready to finish the leveling. I realised that it was gonna be a lot of work to get it all level after I checked it with a steel straight edge. I marked the highest spots with oorange marking pencil and proceeded to level them out, checking each time I removed the marks and remarking if need. It's now within about a 1/32" at most.
I'm going to use 1/4" Oak faced ply for the skins on both sides, at $26.00 per sheet. The door will be an access door and will not be 6'8" in height, more like 6'2" because of the slope of the roof and the rafters interfering. No problem for me, but my son will have to duck his head.
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