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The sills of this eave wall had disintigrated into the ground leaving the posts rotting in the soil

The sills of this eave wall had disintigrated into the ground leaving the posts rotting in the soil
Three of the four post feet on this wall required repair due to extensive rot

Three of the four post feet on this wall required repair due to extensive rot
The fourth post on the front eave wall looked fine from the outside but had carpenter ant damage extending five feet up the post

The fourth post on the front eave wall looked fine from the outside but had carpenter ant damage extending five feet up the post
The ant damaged post was beyond repair and had to be replaced.

The ant damaged post was beyond repair and had to be replaced.
The new corner post is lifted into place.

The new corner post is lifted into place.
New sills were placed before jacking to the finish height.

New sills were placed before jacking to the finish height.
This gable wall shows the difference in elevation between the two eave walls.

This gable wall shows the difference in elevation between the two eave walls.
The original stone foundation was excavated and reused.

The original stone foundation was excavated and reused.
The sills of this eave wall had also suffered from rot.

The sills of this eave wall had also suffered from rot.
Although this post appeared to be intact at first glance, it was full of carpenter ants.

Although this post appeared to be intact at first glance, it was full of carpenter ants.
Our differences with the carpenter ants were irreconcilable so we evicted them and replaced the foot of this post.

Our differences with the carpenter ants were irreconcilable so we evicted them and replaced the foot of this post.
The sills of this eave wall were replaced along with the ant damaged post foot and the far corner post.

The sills of this eave wall were replaced along with the ant damaged post foot and the far corner post.
A view of the finished interior with pegged planks in the drive and three inch thick planks clear-spanning in the stanchion bay.

A view of the finished interior with pegged planks in the drive and three inch thick planks clear-spanning in the stanchion bay.
Seth Kelley scores and Ash log from the property to be hewn into a floor joist.

Seth Kelley scores and Ash log from the property to be hewn into a floor joist.
An Ash log is hewn flat on one side to become a floor joist.

An Ash log is hewn flat on one side to become a floor joist.
Michael Cuba puts the finishing touches on a log joist.

Michael Cuba puts the finishing touches on a log joist.
Some of the original strap hinges were found when we excavated the foundation.  With some help from a blacksmith we were able to reuse them.

Some of the original strap hinges were found when we excavated the foundation. With some help from a blacksmith we were able to reuse them.
   


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