Over the past several weeks, following the timber framing and while the shingling of the roof was taking place, The George Washington Foundation’s carpenters Steve Chronister, Tom Rainey, and Josh Schwenk installed the Washington house windows and the beaded weatherboard, enclosing the house and shifting most of the work from the exterior to the interior.
Read “Washington house replica rises on riverbank” from the past Wednesday’s edition of The Free Lance-Star and plan to attend George Washington’s Birthday Celebration tomorrow and Archaeology Day on Monday to see all the latest progress on the Washington house replica! Visit ferryfarm.org/events for event details.
Before the windows and weatherboard were installed.
Where the first window frame will go.
Carpenter Josh Schwenk notches out a timber where the frame will rest.
One frame installed and the next one ready to go.
Glass waiting to be installed in the frames.
View from inside the house through one of the windows down to the river.
View from inside through one of the windows on the house’s south side.
North side of the house receives its weatherboard.
A closer view of the weatherboard and a line of hand-forged nails.
Close up of a hand-forged nail.
Carpenter Tom Rainey hammers a nail into the weatherboard.
Nail head in the weatherboard.
Completed weatherboard on the house’s north side.
Weatherboard and the decorative rake board at the base of the roof beaded with dew.
Eventually, the house will be painted this color known as “Spanish brown.”
After all the windows and weatherboard were installed.