Imagine this…show up at your local “Homeowner Hell” big box home improvement store and ask for one of these:
“Yes, I’d like a 16 foot long, one inch thick, and none of that 3/4 inch means 1 inch crap…I want true 16 foot long by 1 inch thick by 12 inches wide, red cedar tongue and groove.”
And in this house, they were using it as the equivalent of today’s Sheetrock…something to close up the wall and put your wall coverings on!
Those in the picture above were taken from the wall beside the stair. We removed this (non-structural) wall as I needed LOTS of access to this attic for wiring and some other work…my breaker box upper feeds come up here.
I also needed access to the couple hundred square feet of kitchen attic, which is further through and to the left in the below picture, and I need this access so much that it was too difficult to make the VERY long crawl from the hatch around the corner (and through the woods, to grandmother’s house we go!) to reach the area.
We are also going back with something a little different than this configuration when we put the wall back. But that’s another story (and a surprise!).
Lots of happenings this weekend. More in a later post!