22 Oct 2013 Amos Wood | interior framing begins
A couple of weeks ago we started chronicling our latest North End renovation for Amos Wood. Since the last update the guys have been working hard re-framing some of the structural elements of the building.
Temporary walls were erected to put in new LVL support beams.
2×6 studs are used to straighten and re-frame the interior walls. Often with old homes like this one the walls are curvy and out of plumb. Aside from the aesthetic problems, crooked main walls will affect everything from interior connecting walls to finishes, so this step is key.
It’s always interesting to see the old bones and the touches that previous owners added to the place. This purple fireplace door is no exception.
Another view of the old walls. Here you can see the plaster seeping through the lath.
This old doorway is still standing, but not for long.
A view of the backyard from upstairs. Our lumber rack is full and the beams and floor joists are ready for installation.
The neighbors pet owl keeps an eye on us.