Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Demo Days

Upon closing we immediately began the demolition project of removing all the wood paneling.  This turned out to be the hardest part of the project in my opinion.  We were dealing with an entire house of toungue and groove paneling, meaning there were nails, nails, and even more nails.  Every panel had at least 4 nails throughout it's length and it was quite a process to make sure all were removed. 

The first of many less than an hour after closing... 

Luckily, we weren't at it alone.  My parents had made the four hour trip to help out and we couldn't have done it without them.  Amanda was pretty much useless as we had a 9 month old who was on the verge of walking and into everything.  She spent most of her time watching the little one and keeping us fed, while Dad and I were ripping panels out as fast as possible and Mom was on nail duty pulling any nails left in the studs or panels after removal.

Here are some more pics of the demolition...



When it was all said and done here is a sample of one of the piles of paneling we had when it was over...

We didn' let all that good wood go to waste though, my Dad brought up his utility trailer and got as much of it as we could fit back home for my brother-in-law to use around his farm for various repairs. 

It took the better part of a three-day weekend, but finally the paneling was gone and we could get on to putting everything back together.


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