Dormer addition...

This addition was on a pre-civil war cape. The inspector dated it by the rafters, which were 4x4 timber that was sawn on a vertical blade mill instead of a circular saw mill. The old rafters were 3' on center. Andy reclaimed the rafters to make a bunk bed for his kid. We framed the new roof up with a structural ridge. The eave wall rests on the old 8x8 timber plate. The original bedroom had a small footprint and was built in a kneewall space so it had very tight headroom which required the owners to get out of bed at the end. In addition they had a 5' tall closet that was about 2 feet square. Now they have an additional 80 square feet with 6 feet of headroom. The two new closets are 82" tall, 24" deep and 44" wide.

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