Friday, January 20, 2012

French doors get some color

 The new 8' French Doors look amazing with a coat of stain, now if the weather would warm up enough for me to put on some urethane we could get these beauties installed.

Restoring Original Doors

We have decided to return the original interior doors to there original luster, before years of paint took their toll on these beautiful solid wooded doors.  Equipped with our Hyde scraper and little bit (well no a lot) of elbow grease.  These doors revealed some amazing texture, tone, and color.  Most likely not seen in over 100 years.
Nice gloves...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Attic structural work

In an old house you are going to, without a doubt, run into some failing lumber. One of the ceilings was sagging a bit and the valley in the roof is sagging, as well. After speaking with our structural engineer (Daddy Gilliam), we devised a way to clamp off to one of the existing chimneys to help support the load. As you can see, we created a giant clamp from 2x12's and tied it off to all of the ceiling joists that were sagging. Thanks to some help from my brother-in-laws Thad & Bradford we made quick work of it.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Footer day

Pouring 6 concrete footers today to handle the load of the prep room and load bearing walls that will come out and be supported with new beams.
36 - 80lb bags of concrete, that's Ashley and I's exercise of the day. Haha....but really!

Well, the freezing weather has postponed us finishing up the footers. We have to wait until Thursday to pour again which is when the nightly temp should be back up.