Friday, December 30, 2016

Victorian Farmhouse - Part 20 Kitchen Demo

This is going to be a bit short. Just photos of the partial demo of the kitchen (mainly the floor). Pierre worked on this while I was doing other (more complicated) repairs. At the same time as the kitchen was being worked on, the other section off the kitchen (formerly a laundry room, pass-through into the barn, and the stairway into the basement) were being modified and renovated into a laundry room and bathroom combo, which I will show in the next post.

Here's the first look at the kitchen floor. It appears to be the same kind (or nearly the same) of thick 1 1/4" tongue-and-groove solid maple floor as what's in the living room. It has been painted grey at some point.

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Angelina's uncles were hired to do the work in the laundry/bath and this is the kind of mess they would leave when they left for the day. Pierre and I spent some time cleaning up the scrap wood, and putting away the garbage.

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More views of the kitchen floor.

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This spot in the floor is not exactly a trap door, but it's the only spot in this addition where you can access anything under the floor. It's a stone foundation, not very deep, and there are no openings anywhere else. The floor boards are loose, and nailed in place at the edges.

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All of these ducts had extension boxes built around them to raise them to the new floor height (now removed)

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Pierre had a look under the floor. There's only about 2 feet of space under the floor, and some of that is taken up by the log beams. At least two of the log beams were damaged, and had cobbled-together repair posts under them.

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