Layout and tool-marks

Although layout and other tool markings are not structurally necessary, we feel that they are integral to the historic preservation of a structure.  We always examine timbers for markings and are sure to recreate them on repair pieces.  These markings help to tell the story of a buildings construction.  They can help to indicate the methods used, who the original builder might have been and the date of construction or alteration.

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