Faux Wood

Well, it isn’t really fake wood. We have the brick work done up to the point of the faux wood plate and standouts that resemble the other walls in the attic. The mortar joints are rough and untooled on purpose. We are trying to replicate the finish on the bricks throughout the attic. In the second picture, the new brickwork is on the left wall and the original is on the right.

6 thoughts on “Faux Wood

  1. KEN HEIT November 11, 2021 / 18:40

    Not sure why you call it a faux plate. It looks like you have it in there pretty good and of course it serves as a nailing block for the outlookers. There is integrity in trying to replicate what was there and it seems that is precisely what you are doing. The construction materials/techniques of the 1890s was vastly superior to that of today. If the box gutters had been properly maintained over the years, you would not be having the problems you are now going through. Cheers.

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    • moorelandhouse November 11, 2021 / 21:35

      Working with hot lime mortar is a real joy. It is so much easier to work with than cement mortar.

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  2. Margaret November 11, 2021 / 21:59

    I really appreciate how you respect the original design of this building. It really is a legacy building. Looking forward to the next video! Thanks for sharing!

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    • moorelandhouse November 11, 2021 / 22:19

      We would hate to destroy the look of the Mooreland House when it has made it 130 years without being remodeled.

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  3. mnchknky November 12, 2021 / 11:38

    Wow, you really can’t see the difference. It’s amazing how much attention to detail you are incorporating.

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    • moorelandhouse November 12, 2021 / 11:45

      Yes, we try to tell people that we are restoring, not remodeling. There is a huge difference.

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