Porch Repair

The Weyerhaeuser Museum is having some much needed porch repair done by Maschler Construction, owned by Bob Maschler.

The building is 37 years old and the porch was showing its age with rotten beams, broken trim and salt-eaten cement blocks underneath.

Bob, a meticulous carpenter with Morrison County roots, has been at work on the porch with his assistant since June 28. As of the morning of July 6, the men had stripped off the old wood from the columns and floor, removed the crumbling cement block from below and replaced it, put in a new floor, replaced the rotten support beams, and worked on trimming out the support beams.

(Might they finish today? I’m writing this Friday afternoon, July 6, but won’t publish the post until Tuesday, July 10 because Ann Marie has already posted today. No need to inundate you with too much to read.)

We thought you might appreciate pictures of the week’s progress on the porch, so without further adieu ….

The porch is stripped of its old wood, July 3, 2012.
The porch is stripped of its old wood, June 28, 2012.

 

A rotten support beam on the porch, July 3, 2012.
A rotten support beam on the porch, June 28, 2012.
A full-length view of the stripped porch, July 3, 2012.
A full-length view of the stripped porch, June 28, 2012.
The cement foundation under the old porch was dug out because it had deteriorated from winter salt, July 3, 2012.
The cement foundation under the old porch was dug out because it had deteriorated from winter salt, July 3, 2012.
The new cement foundation under the porch, July 3, 2012.
The new cement foundation under the porch, July 3, 2012.
Bob Maschler & his assistant finishing the new floor, July 5, 2012.
Bob Maschler & his assistant finishing the new floor, July 5, 2012.
New support beams and floor on the porch, July 5, 2012.
New support beams and floor on the porch, July 5, 2012.
Close-up of new support beams and floor, July 5, 2012.
Close-up of new support beams and floor, July 5, 2012.
Bob and his assistant installing the decorative boxes around the support beams, July 6, 2012.
Bob and his assistant installing the decorative boxes around the support beams, July 6, 2012.
Bob Maschler hard at work, July 6, 2012.
Bob Maschler hard at work, July 6, 2012.

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