Finial… In Place

Gusty winds are not fun to deal with when you are working over 50 feet high on a work platform. It seems like it is going to sway right over. In spite of the wind, we got the dormer facade done. The stone supporting the finial was 277 and the finial weighed in at 60 kilograms which is 132 pounds. We think it looks great.

19 thoughts on “Finial… In Place

  1. denisealmazar March 24, 2022 / 18:54

    WOW. It looks wonderful Great job! Does that finial have a face? It looks like one to me…sort of. Like a puppy squinting. What ever it is, it looks wonderful on top of the stone. You two did such good work. Way to go!

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    • moorelandhouse March 24, 2022 / 19:11

      Thanks! We did notice that it kind of looks like a face. Pretty sure it is just a design though.


  2. mnchknky March 24, 2022 / 19:13

    Wow, what a feat. It looks absolutely fabulous! You both are doing such a wonderful job. I think if I had to work that much with my husband we’d be divorced. We are restoring one on Main St. here and doing all the restoration our selves.

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    • moorelandhouse March 24, 2022 / 19:20

      Thanks! It is very satisfying to see it back like it was supposed to be. We edit out the disagreements. =)


  3. Kathleen Dalton March 24, 2022 / 20:35

    Awesome work! Have followed you since the beginning. What a lovely finish.

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    • moorelandhouse March 24, 2022 / 20:38

      Wow! Thanks for being part of the family for almost 2 years!


      • gordonulrickson March 26, 2022 / 02:56

        Congratulations so exciting! You have to feel so satisfied. It looks wonderful after watching this for two years in the beginning I thought it was almost hopeless and that you might try for a while than salvage some interior trim and clear the lot looking to get your money back. So happy that you have stabilized the worst parts stopped the water from pouring in and are making progress. What’s next the turret wall that is crumbling?

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        • moorelandhouse March 26, 2022 / 06:43

          We are glad it has been working out. It doesn’t seem like the tower is still deteriorating. Once the rotten part fell off, the part underneath is quite solid.


          • gordonulrickson March 26, 2022 / 12:09

            That’s good I was worried about it falling.

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  4. Roger March 24, 2022 / 23:06

    Looks great! 👏 Kind of looks like a seal.

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    • moorelandhouse March 25, 2022 / 07:11

      Yes, it is really easy to imagine lots of things in the carving.


  5. Margaret March 25, 2022 / 08:20

    Oh wow! That’s exciting! The first video I watched of yours was the one where rain was pouring through the house and I felt terrible that such a beautiful place would surely have to be taken down. It just seemed hopeless. Two people rebuilding that wall, learning as they went, impossible! I’m so glad I was wrong. It looks great. Thanks for sharing the experience!

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    • moorelandhouse March 25, 2022 / 08:21

      Ha! Sometimes we still say “what in the world have we gotten ourselves into”. =)


  6. Linda March 25, 2022 / 18:14

    This gave me chills. You have reached the top of the mountain! Congratulations on a job well done. It looks amazing!

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    • moorelandhouse March 25, 2022 / 19:37

      Thanks! We are glad we were able to get it all back together.


  7. Jim Allison March 26, 2022 / 12:48

    It looks wonderful. Be safe, that wind is nasty again today.

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