We never thought at the time to chronicle this project with photos, so I will try to muddle through with the few I have. I wish we got a photo of the pile of lumber and panels when they arrived in our trailer, but I can tell you that the site of them caused me to think – - &$#)@ WHAT ARE WE DOING !!!!—- :)
Below are some shots of some parts layed out on the floor in an attempt to make some sense of it all. Click on the photo to get a full size view.
This is a close up of some of the fireplace mantle carving. It became difficult to stay focused and not just stand there and stare at all of it. To think that it was carved around the years 1625 – 1650, – - and had such a long journey to get here, – - I was amazed that it was in as good of shape as it was.
I was able to determine that the paneling consisted of four horizontal bands that were separated horizontally by moulding and vertically by columns.
-- Marshall _ Wichita, Ks _ "Growing Old is Mandatory - - Growing Up Is Optional" :)