|Project by Janice||posted 03-29-2010 05:04 AM||2199 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
We started gutting the old cabin this weekend my dad originaly built back in 1959. He tore down a garage in the city and hauled the wood out to the river and built the cabin. It was free wood so the ceiling was low and doors are short. He used what he could afford at the time. My husband is 6 ft 4 and if he doesnt always remember to duck through door ways sometimes he wacks his head, and everybody else that’s that tall. The room addition my husband built is great. He did an awsome job. I’m really proud of what he has done. So I have alot of confidense in him. But now he’s scaring me. Now we have to redo the old cabin. New windows, paneling and sideing. Anyway, we wants to tear down the load bearing wall in the center of the cabin and rebuild it. He’s not sure yet how but I think he’s gonna do this next weekend. I’m out of there. Aint no way I’m going down stairs while this roof falls in on us. He might try to build the wall in sections and cut the old out. He’s not sure yet. I said, just build a new wall on both sides of the exisitng wall and go with that. I’d rather lose a few inches in the three rooms than a roof fallling in on us, but he doesnt want to do that. The original ceiling was probably 7 foot, maybe, probably not, because he hits his head in door ways. but he wants to vault it up and go over and make 8 foot ceilings and normal door ways. Any suggestins now would be greatly appreciated. I’m gonna post the pictures. My dad didnt even put a header in on this wall.