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
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
The fire was devastating. Physically and emotionally. Carefully crafted linen cabinets and built in bookcases were burned, hand laid parquet floors scorched and hand painted ceilings ruined by water.What was not destroyed by the flames was wet and smelled of smoke. The Orland P. Bassett house will need to be stripped down to the bare studs. Long before we became involved (6 months) David Post … Continue reading A Hot Mess