• Lynda says:

      Deb, I won’t know until I actually get started on that project. Right now, I have to get them off the framing of the kitchen wall, and then reframe the kitchen wall. It will take awhile before I can begin on the more creative works. 😉

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Hey Lynda, happy Fall! Just wondering if you “knew” (like, taking a stab in the dark/educated guess type of knowing) how thick they were initially and (roughly) how bad thé damage is/was…
    (But just to have 14″ wide boards? Well, that’s just awesome!: )

    • Lynda says:

      The planks look to be just over an inch thick. They were milled on the property from the trees that grew there. It was in the past a massive piece of land and a lot of it was turned into pastures, hence there would be lots of hardwood. These planks used to be the board and batten covering the outside of the house. When they added the new extension they removed battens, the little surface boards, and then entombed the outside wall. As for the damage, well we certainly didn’t know a thing about it. It has been a discovery mission from the moment we planned to repair the kitchen cabinets. (!!!)

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    LOL, it’s looks like you’re restoring Pandora’s Box… You just never know with old houses; ) We used board and batten siding when we built our garage; but with what you’ve got there – layer upon layer – well, there’s probably enough original wood to fix all of the damage (and STILL have some left over for “special projects”; )

    • Lynda says:

      NO! It is a GIANT Chinese PUZZLE box. You can’t imagine how the layers overlay each other. You have to take apart a minimum of 3 localized parts to get to the one you intended to remove/fix.

      Loosen, nudge, push, pull, slide, REPEAT. If that doesn’t work, then break out the saws-all! 😯
      It is a crazy-maker! LOL!

  3. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    I greatly admire the amount of “sweat equity” (oops, LOL, just made a typo that said “swear equity”… Yeah, probably that too; )
    Yes SWEAT equity that you and Bob have invested here. So, I guess the Matriarch had you pegged pretty well, hey?; )

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