We continue with the videos of the Powder Room demolition. Since we plan on reusing any material that we can, we have to be careful about how we take it down. We plan on repairing window frames with the solid heart pine studs that we pulled out of the walls. We also will be able to reuse all of the tongue and groove wall paneling. Having no floor just adds a little bit of excitement as well.
Our video is named “Oops” today because we accidently uploaded out of order. If anyone was having trouble figuring out why we just started taking down a door last week… well, that was supposed to be explained. The video this week should provide the context of why the whole wall needed to come down. Remember as you watch, this is the worst area of the Mooreland House. This is only about 400 square feet of a 10,500 square foot mansion. It seems catastrophic but it is really a pretty small area. We will replace it and no one will be able to tell what went on here.
How do you take down a solid wood door when there is no floor under it? We get creative and figure it out. Spoiler alert, the door survives. =)
We get rid of the rotten floor joists and flooring and reuse some plywood to ensure that we have a safe platform to walk on. We are getting closer to fixing in all the holes in the floors. We needed to do this in order to use the back stairs.
This video has given us renewed inspiration. We hope to some day make the Mooreland House as elegant as this castle.
The basement is in pretty bad shape. We start by making sure the stairs are sound enough to go up and down. We hope the change of scenery will be nice. Enjoy!