Buildings,  Renovations

Tricky shed demolition – final day

Shed demolition
Sectioning a wall

I did start with the chainsaw and ended up using the recip saw. I ran into so many nails with the chainsaw, the chian was completely shot, it wouldn’t cut through the thin boards any more.

 

 

 

Shed demolition
Sectioning a wall

Tearing the wall down in sections is a safe way to do it.

Shed tear down safely.
Shed tear down safely.

Good thing for the Sunday break… our bodies will punish us for sure, for what we’ve put it through today.

All that remains is the floor.
All that remains is the shed floor.

Almost done. The remaining pieces of the floor are removed and the site is cleaned up. The joists in the floor were 4×6 rough sawn oak beams, cut form trees about 50 years ago. Nice tight grain but with 50 years of a brook flowing underneath, the value of the wood was minimal, only good for the burn pile.

Shed torn down
Shed torn down

The final thing we did was screw PT lattice to the side of the shed (no picture). This covers up the unsightly look of the remaining shed, and it will allow the homeowners vines to continue growing. Initially she wanted that shed removed too but the shed is in decent shape. The shed was sloping to the rear a good 2 ft so she hired a local company with a boom truck to come in and lift the shed and re-brace the piers it was sitting on.

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