Happy Birthday Megan!!

Today is Megan (and Barack Obama’s) birthday! Megan is turning 30 and is in LA for her bachelorette party, i’m sure they’re having no fun at all so I thought I would take the opportunity to both wish her a happy 30th and to do a little update on the progress of the house.

The past few weeks have been hot here in New Orleans, we have been working towards finishing the new framing inside the house while doing repairs to the barge boards that will remain on the exterior. Simultaneously, Megan and I have been working at my shop to repair and prep the windows and exterior doors. Once the framing and barge board repairs are complete, we will wrap the house with moisture barrier and then install the windows, doors and cornerboards

2x6 screwed to each barge board to bring them in line. Blocking was then added inside to keep it all in plane.
2×6 screwed to each barge board to bring them in line. Blocking was then added inside to keep it all in plane.
Barge board salvaged from interior walls was used to patch the exterior.

Barge board salvaged from interior walls was used to patch the exterior.

interior barge board stacked and ready for re-use

interior barge board stacked and ready for re-use

New sill plate and straps will create a strong base for the North elevation.
New sill plate and straps will create a strong base for the North elevation.

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I finally cut down the tree to get an unobstructed view of the house before we cover it all up with Tyvek.

I finally cut down the tree to get an unobstructed view of the house before we cover it all up with Tyvek.

the paper is up!

the paper is up!

 

Here are a few shots of the window progress… As soon as the windows, doors and corner boards are installed then we can begin siding!!

Windows lined up, sanding, filling and getting ready to prime

Windows lined up, sanding, filling and getting ready to prime

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Stay tuned for photos of windows and doors installed!!

 

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3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Megan!!

  1. hi Daniel ..hope your europe trip going well ..this is glenn an savanah renovating on pauger ..had great pleasure in seeing your great cottage as it grew ..the whole structure covered in barge wood was a glorious site ..yes now the paper which is proper an good ..but that vision of that creole fortress will stay with me awhile ..best to all ..glenn &.savanah

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