Timber frame repairs at the historic Anna Clapp-Harris house in Dorchester MA.
Repairing a rotted modern sill can be challenging work. Repairing a timber framed sill can be even tougher if the foundation you are sitting on needs to be re-chinked into place as well. This house had some interesting things going on — beyond some questionable handywork by previous owners or tenants as you’ll see in the slides below. As each layer of the building is peeled back you can get a much better feel for its earlier glory days. By repairing the sills and other structural issues first we set the house on solid footing for upcoming repairs and restoration work.
Look for an upcoming post showing the restoration of the front windows which really give the front facade a new lease on life.
Captions in the slide show give additional information. 29 slides in this post, so be warned it might take a moment to load.