|Lots of reclaimed 90 year old lumber!|
But this wasn't your usual demo job. My goal: reuse the majority of the original lumber elsewhere in the house - so we are minimizing what goes to the landfill and maximizing use of the amazing 90 year old wood. That means the whole team needed to be careful about how the old roof was dismantled.
|One small dump trailer of debris after dismantling one side of the roof!|
By noontime, we had a big giant hole in the roof. And that's when we got the weather report that heavy showers were on the way. Yikes! That 15% chance of rain had suddenly mushroomed into 85%. There was a mad dash to gather giant tarps and everyone was on standby to pull them out. But thankfully, it never rained very hard and they were able to keep going.
The first rafter to go up was a big milestone. And we suddenly realized how high we are. Look at the views around this place!
|Getting everything under cover before the rain starts|
And we got some nice surprises. There are some winter views of the Portland skyline and also Fort Gorges in the middle of Casco Bay. They won't be the same when the trees leaf out, but it's really lovely in mid-winter. That resulted in a change to the window plan - we decided to add a new window in the dormer cheek wall, to let the new homeowners enjoy that view!
By the end of day 2, the whole dormer was framed up. Windows will arrive next week and they can get installed. I love this new space!!!
|Master bedroom space before|
|Master bedroom space with new dormer ceiling|