Theresa Update 1 - Unconstruction / by Trey Farmer

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Theresa aka Theresa Passive aka The Johnson House is well under construction now. Our pals over at CleanTag have gotten started working their magic - demo is now complete and we are on to framing and foundation. Trade Ready Deconstructors did a great job clearing the slate. They removed the old garage (see the hole in the jungle below?), and all of the main house except for the front porch, the floor and wall framing, and the concrete piers that were put in 15 years back (they were cedar posts for the first 88 years!).

Here lived a tiny garage that was great habitat for local natives (but not our cars).

Here lived a tiny garage that was great habitat for local natives (but not our cars).

The 104 year old house had a lot of little framing irregularities that are getting resolved and brought up to today’s standards - as the new piers get laid out, dug, rebarred, and poured.

What issues?

  • The floor framing was nearly an inch out of level over the span of the building.

  • An area that used to be an outdoor porch has floor joists that are 2x6s with 2x2s on top of them to match the 2x8s everywhere else.

  • The original windows and doors were framed without jack and king studs or headers.

  • The framing around the chimneys was a little wonky.


Headers? Who needs headers?! Blake’s new office is in the background and has a great sunset view.

Headers? Who needs headers?! Blake’s new office is in the background and has a great sunset view.

Funky framing - exploring the forensics of an old house with many stories to tell.

Funky framing - exploring the forensics of an old house with many stories to tell.