Amos Wood | interior framing begins

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

22 Oct 2013 Amos Wood | interior framing begins

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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.
MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

Temporary walls were erected to put in new LVL support beams.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

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.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

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.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

Another view of the old walls. Here you can see the plaster seeping through the lath.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

This old doorway is still standing, but not for long.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

A view of the backyard from upstairs. Our lumber rack is full and the beams and floor joists are ready for installation.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End

The neighbors pet owl keeps an eye on us.

MRB Contracting, Agricola street, renovation, amos wood, North End