Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sage and Deconstruction
The old non functioning chimney was a hanging flue. It hadn't been used in years but for some reason was left in place and was just wasted space. Space that was desperately needed in the minute kitchen. It took up way to much space in this tiny house and the half wall was useless. It opened up the space somewhat but still caused the kitchen to be more cramped than necessary. Underneath the paneling was wallpaper and then just oak boards.
Taking all that out left us with a hole in the ceiling and one in the floor where the wall had come through. We knew that the ceiling was sagging in that area and would need to be supported. Whoever put that up didn't have a clue how to do it. Or was just too lazy to do it right. So, It's going to need a little more work than we thought. It's a hassle but not insurmountable.