The White Mill Blog

The renovation of The White Mill

Documenting design, demolition, construction and finishing

The White Mill blog was a unique space set up to showcase and document the renovation of The White Mill. All aspects of the renovation were documented including design, demolition, construction and finishing. The process began in September of 2009 and continued until completion in June 2010. The blog feed below is a collection of all of The White Mill posts, and is reposted with the kind permission of The White Mill Blog for your convenience.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Week 2: Lets talk about our ridge beam

Prior to renovation, we had noted there was a certain amount of deflection in the roofline. We had been told by "old house experts" that this type of bowing is to be expected and that the ridge beam was likely to be structurally sound, just has sagged over the past 200 years. Made sense...

The reality; here is our ridgebeam: at least a half dozen sections, not larger than a 2x4 and sistered together in a totally random manner.

They don't make 'em like this anymore!

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