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Last week we installed our new timbers (6×6 and 2×6’s) in the laundry room floor. They are beautiful and fit just right. Now it is all stable and level and ready for the subflooring to be put down. It feels really good to be putting things together and not just tearing things down.

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This is the stacked up wood that has been recycled from the house as we tear down, fix up and rebuild. We have a whole room dedicated to storing things to repurpose in this beautiful old house. I had no idea the lumber would be so beautiful after 150+ years. When it is drilled or cut, the wood smells like new lumber – except better! It is better than any wood you can buy now.

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With the lathe and plaster coming out of the doctor’s office, you can see through the walls to the living room and into the kitchen. We went to the Rebuilding Center in Portland and found 3 old sinks, a light fixture for my knob & tube creation, a large kitchen window and a water closet (toilet). Got a smokin’ deal on porcelain tile for the laundry room and mudroom. It’s beginning to feel a little bit real…