So, I needed a lot of interior salvaged materials to finish up Western View.
And as fate would have it, I received a call from a farmer down near Franklin who had an old house on his property that he was planning on removing, and he wandered if I might be interested in doing any salvage work on the neglected home.
The house was just what I needed… lot’s of really nice interior woodwork. And when I crawled under the house, it was plain to see that the first floor system had a lot of rot and termite damage, which likely was spread throughout the frame… good, I didn’t need another frame anyway. We struck up a deal.
There are always surprises to be found when taking down an old house, almost all of those surprises are bad, but with this house we were surprised to find that a majority of the timber-frame was in very good shape, and, it was impressive to behold.
I tossed around some options with my client, from using these framing members in the rest of his house, to selling them to someone else and recoup some of our expenses, or perhaps we could build him the ultimate garage… a manly garage… yes, let’s do that.
Originally posted 2015-02-25 15:23:43.