Jan and John Maggs Antiques

September 24, 2017 - October 24, 2017: Enclosing the frame

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With mixed feelings Jan and I left Conway on September 25 for three weeks in Europe, including two weeks of antiques shopping in England.

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Although Jesse Brown's magnificent frame was completed, the timbers were exposed to the elements, and the antiques and tools that we'd moved to the basement were protected only by an array of tarps.

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Work on the roof began soon after our departure.

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Tyler Stosz and a capable crew began by attaching the skip-boarding . .

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to which these cedar shingles would be nailed.

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Applying shingles to the roof of the lean-to was completed first,

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followed by the remainder of the west-facing roof.

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While the roofers worked outside, Jim McRae and the elusive Mike Woodbury installed the upper level subfloor,

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giving the first floor its ceiling and the barn its first signs of enclosure.

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Jesse Brown, applying a final chemical treatment to the frame

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Some of the 2" by 6" lumber that would frame the outer walls of the barn.

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The west and north walls on the first floor - framed and ready for sheathing

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Nick Potter works on the driveway that will provide access to the lean-to,

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while his son Will provides appropriate supervision from above.

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Framing nearly complete on the east-facing entry side,

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and complete on the north,

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and west sides.

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Home again.

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Most of the photographs above were taken during our absence by Maggy Sawma Potter, friend and co-conspirator.

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