Installing Beams

 

Installing Beams

One of the early projects was doubling up the existing beams. The span was over 12' with no supports in the center. 

This span made the second floor bedroom very bouncy. 

 

With the help of my friend Dave it was a multi step project.

  1. Measure the span and the height of the beams at each end. Because the house has rough cut beams they are not the same measurements as today's dimensional lumber.
  2. Rip the beams down 
  3. Apply adhesive
  4. Lift into place, clamp and screw together
  5. Plain the new beams to a similar size as needed. 
  6. Fill seams with wood putty & sand
  7. Smooth them with sandable wall compound & paint

 

These beams took about half the bounce bout of the upper floor.

 

   

     
     

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