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Offline Mauri Motti

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Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« on: April 10, 2011, 03:10 PM »
Our renovation has started and stripping the house from top till bottom is in full motion. The ground floor walls had several layers of board and many layers of wallpaper and is being removed right now. At the first floor there were parts not isolated other then with cotton, sawdust and lots but lots (!) of newspapers which is being sucked by a truck with an enormous hose. Earliest newspapers found from 1929 up to the 70's.  The crowbar is my tool even for the coming week.

To be continued..
 
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Offline Guy Ashley

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2011, 03:20 PM »
Mauri

This is going to be a great thread!!!

Interested in what building codes or regs you have to comply with as you go through this.

I bet some of those newspapers had stories of interest from all those years ago!

Looking forward to each instalment.
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Offline GhostFist

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2011, 05:13 PM »
hey Mauri, would be cool to see as much of the raw structure as possible before you start reboarding, just to see how things are done over there in finland. Do you have a date on when the house was originally constructed??

Offline Jesse Cloud

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2011, 05:27 PM »
Oh boy!  This is going to be a great thread!  I'll bet next winter will be much warmer when you replace the newspaper with better insulation! [big grin]

Offline batmanrobin

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 12:14 AM »
Looks like you're wearing bjornkladers, are you?

Offline Mauri Motti

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2011, 04:33 PM »
After a long time not having posted, here we go.

@GhostFist; we are not planing on re-boarding at all but wainscoting along the walls is what we have in mind.
@batmanrobin; no Blåkläder, no Björnkläder but Snickers!

In the first few weeks, after stripping practically everything, we took out 4,5 thousand Kg of… stuff. On the walls there were about 12 layers of wallpaper on boards who then again were nailed to the logs. The floors were not much different. Linoleum on board sheets, some of it "leveled" with plaster on top of the actual floorboards. Under the floorboards was about 20 cm of wood dust that was sucked by a truck over a couple of days. You'll see a photo of it below where they vacuum in what was the kitchen area. The logs under the floor there were rotten, which we knew beforehand. We've replaced all.

Demolition is almost over.. except for the roofed veranda not really shown in the photos. It will be completely rebuild, more on that later.

The floor structures on the ground and first floor have been removed and rebuild throughout the house. You can also see that we have preserved the wood stove that will be placed, along modern conveniences, in the kitchen again. New wall structures at the ground floor are build, they make up a toilet and a laundry room divided from a back room (living room continuation)

Part of the old roof structure has been removed and new beams to carry the weight are in place. The old staircase is removed too, it looked good at first hand but after breaking it open my heart skipped a beat. Soon new A structures to hold the roof will be placed. The roof will be insulated and will therefore will be lifted by 60 cm.

All comments welcome!

Thanks for watching.

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Offline Rob Z

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011, 08:26 PM »
Hi Mauri, thanks for posting the photos. It's nice to see how things are built in other countries.

What is the item that is under what appears to be a painting of an orange?

Offline Ken Nagrod

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011, 08:37 PM »
 [big grin] I thought it was a grapefruit.

Offline Rob Z

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011, 08:43 PM »
Ken, either way, now I'm on the way to the kitchen for some citrus fruit!

Offline John Stevens

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Re: Logs See The Light, Full House Renovation
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011, 09:57 PM »
Wow, just looking at those old beams, made so long ago when labor was so much harder, I can only think, "wow, it took a lot of vodka to build that house!"  All kidding aside, this is a wonderful thread.  Thanks for sharing this project here, I can't wait to see more.  Best of luck to you!

Regards,

John
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