1900 Barn

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Project by johnintegrity posted 07-12-2011 03:22 PM 2574 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a barn in Ipswich Ma built Circa 1900 . It had no real foundation and was sinking into the ground. the house that it belongs to was built circa 1700 so the owners really want to preserve as much of the property as is possible . we lifted the building and put in a sonotube foundation we framed a new first floor installed new sills and rebuilt the first floor walls . we straightened the second story walls and roof . we rebuilt the fascia and soffit and put new shingles on the roof. we restored the second floor . I will update the pictures as this progresses . the owners are waiting on more money.

-- John, MA

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#1 posted 07-13-2011 01:55 AM

That is a project. Interesting. Keep us updated.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#2 posted 07-14-2011 07:54 AM

What remains of the old barn the outer framing only?

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#3 posted 07-14-2011 01:28 PM

What an interesting job. I love old buildings and you look like you are doing a great job on it. However, I’m sure glad that I don’t own it. I suspect that I wouldn’t be able to afford any woodworking shop or tools either if I was trying to get it restored. It will be beautiful though when it’s finished.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 12:57 AM

what is a sonotube foundation ?? looks great / new life to an old building

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#5 posted 12-31-2011 07:55 AM

If I won a gazillion dollars in the lottery I would buy a bunch of land and rescue old barns that are falling down around us. One of those barns would hold my wood shop and bandsaw mill including stickered wood. It would torque off the kids for spending their inheiritance. Poor kids.

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