Behind the Back of the Cottage

During the renovation of the main house we salvaged some of the vintage wood.

Excess building supplies were piled everywhere over the past three years.
Excess building supplies were piled everywhere over the past three years.

Some of it was stored behind the Cottage.

Salvaged wood.
Salvaged wood.

Now it must be removed and discarded for good.

This pile of wood is being thrown away.
This pile of wood is being thrown away.

Charlie worked all day and into the night clearing and cutting up the wood.

This diagonal sheathing which we removed from the house is being repurposed in various projects.
This diagonal sheathing which we removed from the house is being repurposed in various projects.

We’re only keeping some of the long boards that were originally diagonal sheathing on the house walls for future projects.

It would have been difficult to make these repairs without clearing the area.
It would have been difficult to make these repairs without clearing the area.

In the mean time our handy man will be reattaching the washing machine drain pipe and the water heater exhaust pipe that was knocked off by our neighbor’s tree trimmer.

Perhaps the piece just needs to be fit back together.
Perhaps the piece just needs to be fit back together.

Happily the broken piece of chimney pipe appears to be salvageable.

Can you believe how fast this year is flying by?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

3 thoughts on “Behind the Back of the Cottage”

  1. This year is vanishing way too fast. I’m happy summer is coming to an end – too hot – but I wish fall would crawl by. I know it’s going to disappear just as fast, though.

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