Cottage Archaeology

Adventures in rehabbing a 50-something cottage.

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Name: Mike Yuhas
Location: Wisconsin, Land o' Cows, United States

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Eat at Joe's

I ripped up some more flooring this weekend and came across this, which begged for a blog entry of its own:

This was the one of the layers of flooring in the Alien Room closet. At the top was wall-to-wall carpet and padding. Immediately below was a thin layer of masonite, painted white. Next was this signage, resting on a thick hunk of fiberboard (think very thick cardboard, though a little softer). This all rested on standard wooden slats.

The reason we're tearing all this up is because Al, our carpenter, needs to access the cottage's main beam, which ends near the R in Refreshment. The reason he needs to access the main beam is because the end of it (under the R) is not tied to anything, causing a two-inch sag in the floor around here. It's a mess, but fixable.

Here's one indication of something wrong with the beam. This is the Alien Room closet doorway, showing the settling of the wall over where the beam dropped:


trkelley said...

that is COOL! Put it in a barnboard frame in the main room. Folk Art!

September 13, 2007 9:15 PM  

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