While we wait for our construction loan to go through, Billy and I have been busy with demolition. It’s not demo in the traditional sense, as we’re trying to salvage all that we can to reuse it elsewhere in the renovation.
Towards the north side of the barn, there was a giant wall of 11″ wide planks, separating the main room (by the hay mow) from the room that’s over the garage. We’ve taken out that entire wall.
On the south side of the barn, there were three rooms below the hay loft. The side entrance led into the mud room, there was a room in the middle, and then a work room towards the front of the barn. In our drawings, the mud room will remain in roughly the same place, but the other two rooms will come out to form the great room. So, board by board, we tore those out as well.
Here are some before-and-after photos of demolition.