Thought y’all might enjoy some remodeling pics of a project we’re working on
Nice looking old queen of a house, Dennis.
Salvage the stairwell I hope.
Old wood lathe and plaster. Don’t miss taking that crap down. All horsehair hopefully right?
Cutting up old floor members that are stronger than what you are putting in.
Dirty job, but will look good when done, hopefully.
Yeah , literally tons of horse hair plaster , most of the new joists are an addition. The ones we did cut out were rotted on one end due to a chimney leak.
Those older homes in my area Norwalk, Ohio always seem to be balloon framed from the remodels I walked into.
Western framing only started in the 1940’s, that is why.
Whoops! I Did not know that I had just always thought it was framed one way or the other. In the first picture Dennis sent I had thought it looked like there was an original top plate on that back wall.
Would really like to see future pic as you move forward.
The rear portion was one story, that’s the top plate you see in the first pic. You can also see the balloon framing in that pic
Ok I see balloon framing now, also in the stairwell picture