Building a new structure is pretty straight forward. Building a new structure that ties in to an old one seamlessly is full of complications. First, if you like your existing house, you have to create temporary support for it so it won’t collapse when you tear down the existing walls transitioning into the new space. In addition, the weight of the new construction, and the … Continue reading Support Walls, Beams, and Beer Bottles
To most, the garage was a disorganized junk pile. To us it was a treasure hunt. Continue reading Treasure Hunt
Years of use and fire damage forced us to completely dismantle the historic fireboxes on the Orland P Bassett House Continue reading 119 Years of Gathering Around The Fireplace
The Orland P Bassett house has been transformed from a A Hot Mess to a neat construction site. But what happened to all the stuff? The fire destroyed much of the interior, but anything that could be saved was carefully labeled and sent to appropriate restoration shops or storage facilities. Much of the woodwork like mantles and paneling ended up at Furniture Medic in Carol … Continue reading Where Did All The Cool Stuff Go ?
A complete set of plans with any special notes, changes and exact window rough openings must be handed to the lead carpenter before framing begins. Continue reading Building Walls