Deconstruction, House and Acreage Restoration

Kitchen Window and New Front Door

While I was away, Tyler took out the old windows in the front of the house (that would have originally been the side of the house-east wall) that connected to closed-in porch. Because of the porch, it is difficult to get a good view of this process with a photograph, so it’s better to see in person.

Kitchen window-recut.
Kitchen window-recut.

That’s the new front door (same as the south door) leaning beside the window. This use to be a long double pane window (actually two of them) but the kitchen sink will go below this window so we had to move the window opening  up for room for the sink.

While Tyler was knocking out the old window he found this in the wall: one last treasure!

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“Pierce & Harvey.-.Montgomery-Iowa”
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“Good for 10 cents in Merchandise”

I wonder what you use to be able to get for 10 cents? Also, I’m irritated that there is no longer a cents symbol on my computer keyboard.

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Front door and other window

So you’ll see here that this is the front door (done in the late 1960s) and other window opening. We completely removed this window opening from the house. The front door was shifted down to be more in line with this window opening. In order to do this, The siding in the porch had to be removed (which Tyler said was a bummer because it was expensive stuff, but didn’t come off very easily). Then the original siding (of course the original siding was just sided over-like usual) had to come off. Then some of the old boards from 1900 that we used to build the walls had to come down. They weren’t in very good shape. We only took apart what had to be taken apart.

Headers were added (headers are very important people). And the wall was re-sheathed with plywood. The opening you see is where the new door will eventually go.

Original 1960s door placement next to new framing and header for new door location
Original 1960s door placement next to new framing and header for new door location

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Completed view from inside house (It was a rainy day, so it's pretty dark)
Completed view from inside house (It was a rainy day, so it’s pretty dark)

 

 

 

 

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