UPCOMING EVENT: A talk on the "WPA and Stonework Construction in Devils' Hopyard State Park " [East Haddam/Hadlyme, CT] 4th May 2005, 1900 hrs [7:00 p.m.] + Annual Meeting for the Friends of Devil's Hopyard | To be held at the Hadlyme Meeting House | e-mail me for details |
Rebuilding stone walls
| Last year I noted how we plan on bumping out the wall to expand one of the first floor rooms by about 6 feet | To do this, however, we have to move the stone walls on the north side of the house |
So here's the plan | Starting with what we've got [these top two pictures
] tearing down the walls and rebuilding as the lower two pictures show | No, we won't actaully do the heavy lifting | We'll rely upon a father & son stonemason team, Robert + Gregg [they are camera shy] becuase we've always
been impressed with the quality of workmanship they have provided in the past | We just have to be ready for their schedule, not ours | On a prior occasion, they'd stopped by to review our stonebuilding needs | Then we didn't hear from them for ages until, suddenly one late Spring snowy morning, Robert called at 5:45 a.m. to let us know he'd be over to start that day | We love the work they do, however, so it's worth the wait | Nevertheless, we hope they can start on it soon...