Category Archives: Barn Restoration

Window Refurbishing

his week, having talked to the building inspector to find out what permits I needed to get, I was disappointed to find out they need a plan for the barn’s renovation by a licensed architect before they can issue permits. … Continue reading

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Resurfacing Windows

ofta!  Removing all the loose paint and caulking on the old windows my friend, James Dean, donated to the barn is going to be a big job!  If anyone feels like scraping paint with me, you can email me at … Continue reading

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New posts

y parents and my friend Colin helped me install these beauties last weekend.  They are the last two posts that need extended footings and that will be exposed rather than buried in a wall.  Coincidentally there are seven exposed posts … Continue reading

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More Footings

his morning I poured two more footings of concrete for two more posts in the barn, and am excited to clean up the posts for them!  Mom blanched the first batch of beans from the garden today and yesterday we … Continue reading

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New Post

 have always wanted to own/use a drawknife.  The posts we planed with Conrad last week had a good amount of bark on some edges and so I asked my Grandpa if he knew where I might find a drawknife to … Continue reading

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More New Posts!

esterday, my mom and Dad and my friend Colin helped me haul these suckers to Conrad Legatt’s to square them up and plane them.  Check out an earlier post on Conrad’s impressive wood-working shop here.  The four posts that went … Continue reading

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Back at the Post Work

heck it out.  This week I built my first mold, mixed the concrete myself and poured my   < first footing on my own.  I asked my grandpa if I would offend him by tackling one without his direct supervision, … Continue reading

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