Tuesday, September 09, 2014

My Summer Barn Project: Part 5

With the broken floor joist replaced, my attention turned to rebuilding the supporting wall that had previously rotted away and rebuilding or reinforcing the two end walls.  As the barn was originally built the joist beam's longest unsupported span was twelve feet, however when the supporting wall had rotted away the beams then spanned nineteen feet, much too far to safely support the floor load normally associated with a working barn.
 







5 comments:

Elaine said...

Nice to see the new strong supports. I'll bet the old gal is humming with happiness. The outside photo kind of looks like she's got a big smile.

bailey-road.com said...

That's a lot of lumber. The old barn is looking great.

Carol said...

Looks great. Love those old barns but they do tend to fall apart if no one takes care of them. You do good work.

bailey-road.com said...

It's so nice to see this beautiful old barn being brought back to life.

retriever said...

Wonderfull renovation,
Greeting from Belgium.

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