Restoration Update: 2nd Story Floor

DSCF2215Restoration Update: 2nd Story Floor

The skilled guys from Rogers Building Corporation continue their fantastic reconstruction work on the Bellamy Mansion’s Slave Quarters. They are using a ‘Timber Framing’ method keeping true to the original construction style.

In the top picture is the mortise and tenon from a portion of the original floor.

In the bottom picture you can see the new wood members being prepared with mortise and tenon joints. The mortise is the rectangular hole cut into the member in preparation for a tenon, also called a tongue or tang, to be inserted from a corresponding member. The tenon will then be secured to the mortise with an oak peg (not seen in picture).

The lumber used for this project is Southern Yellow Pine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortise_and_tenon

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