Brothers and sisters

The reason the house is standing taller and the roof planes are cutting cleaner is that there have been a lot of structural repairs underneath the hood.   Where possible, Jesse and his team have tried to “sister” onto the existing framing, providing new wood on either side of the two hundred-year-old original timbers (I guess they are some “brothers”  in there as well).   Below are some examples from the NE Federal Dining Room bay:

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