We harvested the 100+-year-old heart pine from the original Cannon House structure and it's now flooring in the new den. Below picture, top left: heart pine planks before they were removed from the house exterior. top right: view of the new staggered-width flooring through to the pantry. bottom: close-up view (before finishing).
Prior to leaving for a trip to Charlottesville, you can see the exposed heart pine (which we will reclaim) along with trenches and framing that went up. In addition to roughing out the plumbing, they were also able to go a bit further on pouring footers and installing the vapor barrier: While away, they … Continue reading Photo Update: Making Good Progress
Brick, brick pieces and mortar refuse is a common occurrence in renovation and building. In our case, we only had a small amount of unusable brick after the initial demo. When Cannon House was renovated in 2008, we brought in a brick chipper and put the remnants under the new porch to help with drainage. … Continue reading #EcoBuild Tip No. 1: To Chip or Not to Chip?