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Blog Cabin 2013 Interior Remodeling Details

Project manager Dylan Eastman shares new details about the home’s interior and discoveries made during the demolition and home lifting:

1. Most of the first floor framing consists of 2 to 3″ wide by 4 to 5″ tall joists that span 12 to 14 feet — not up to modern standards. Further, some additions where somewhat poorly ledgered onto others. To split spans down to no more than 6 feet, the new foundation includes mid-span piers for (4) 2×8 dropped girders.
2. A layer of 4×8 sheet paneling concealed amazing 7/8″ T&G paneling. The original paint is flaking off the original paneling to reveal a wonderful patina and wood grain; the unpainted area marks the location of original chair rail trim, installed in line with the window sills.
3. A traditional framing technique, studs were installed at the edges of doors and windows. Horizontal infill nailers were then installed to attach the exterior sheathing and interior paneling to the studs.
4. Most of the termite damage occurred around leaky windows and doors.
5. Pieces of trim were dismantled over the years to repair storm-damaged walls. Trim was labeled and then reinstalled.
6. To gain ceiling height and bring the house up to current 130 mph wind loads, the roof will be rebuilt 2’6” higher. Wood from the original roof will be salvaged.

  • Posted at 4:35 pm on January 1, 2013
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235 Comments

  1. I agree with the others, I hope much of this old wood is preserved and used in the new home. Though I have seen the decorative wall made from old wood on other shows, it would be sooooo gorgeous in this house. Maybe the designers can bring in some vintage pieces to accentuate the wood and history of the house.

    Loral on January 21, 2013 at 1:12 pm
  2. yes I hope you can also salvage as much of the old wood as you can and use it were you can and will there be a fire place in the houce a wood burning fire place ? I sure hope so sure would be nice on a cold winters night don't you think<3

    kathy fluta on January 22, 2013 at 12:29 am
  3. If you have salvaged some of those old bricks they could be used for a wounderful fireplace my parents did that with a old asbury park building that was very old and it was wonderful I also saw a grape terrace with grape vines all over it I hope that stays the way it is …Is there any fruit trees on the property? maybe a little suppot if the grape terrace needs it but please dont take it away.<3

    kathy fluta on January 23, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  4. Yes the wrap around porch with that beautiful swing. I love the old wood, please make a frame out of some of it. That would be special. New home and family in old wood from cottage. Keep all the transformations coming watch everyday!

    sandra loft on February 24, 2013 at 8:59 pm
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