8 thoughts on “Raining again!

  1. carhartt986 January 24, 2021 / 09:23

    Another great video. I had a few questions:

    1) is that pretty detail on the ceiling Kerry pointed out part of the plaster or was it wood detail and will you replicate that look once sheetrock goes up?

    2) is that beautiful swag border on the walls wallpaper or tin or what and will you be replicating it?

    3) the floors in the library looks so smooth when clean. Is it sub-flooring?

    P.S. we have a magnet and those things are worth their weight in gold.

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    • moorelandhouse January 24, 2021 / 10:40

      1. It was a plaster detail. We are going to replicate as much of the ornate plasterwork as we can.

      2. The border on the walls is a Damask fabric from France that has plaster ornaments attached. We aren’t sure how to replicate it yet.

      3. The floor is the finished oak flooring. It is still buckled in places because of the water. We are hoping it continues to lay flat as it dries out.

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  2. J. Staft January 24, 2021 / 09:57

    Talk about hard work! How many ceilings in the house do you think you will have to remove?

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    • moorelandhouse January 24, 2021 / 10:32

      All of the finished ceilings will have to come down. Because of the constant moisture the plaster above the drywall is no longer attached to the lath. The entire weight is now resting on the drywall causing it to fall.

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  3. mnchknky January 24, 2021 / 10:22

    From experience I know that removing the plaster and lath is better done while colder out side. We had to gut the kitchen on the Pulliam-Curry house (just down the road on Main St.) in July. It was the dirtiest job with 150 yrs of soot and dirt.

    Do you know when the sheetrock was put up over the plaster and why they would have done that in the first place?

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    • moorelandhouse January 24, 2021 / 10:28

      The drywall was added in the 1980s. The plaster fell in a couple spots and they decided the safest way to prevent it from happening more was to cover it with drywall.

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  4. SusanG January 26, 2021 / 00:17

    I don’t know where you guys get all of your energy. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it after this video – you both are amazing! I very much enjoy your videos and all the teachable moments. I’ll never do anything on the scale of Mooreland House, but I am picking up some pointers. Oh! And I love the cats! 🐈

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    • moorelandhouse January 26, 2021 / 02:36

      The trick is only doing as much as we want to do. When you know you can just quit and go home at any time it makes it more tolerable. It actually feels like you are doing it because you want to. =)

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