Month: December 2021

My Very Own Junk Yard

Here is a video showing all of the stuff that has come out of the cellar, attic and the barn (1st floor). The barn second floor is chuck full of more wood, some doors that most likely came from the house, old locks, windows, short pieces of old trim, and things that I have no …

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Fireplace / Chimney

The fireplace / chimney does not directly go all the way to the ground in the cellar. Instead it is supported by two brick piers with a couple of 2 x 8’s laid up flat. This is a two and a half story chimney which has a fair amount of weight to it. Was this …

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Circa 1860 I have never seen a house framed like this. There is a 4 x 8 vertical post on either side with a 4 x 8 plate running around the perimeter. Y bracing mid span with bracing in all 4 corners. With this area know for ship building, it is only natural that the …

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