Anyone have plank construction?
Hi....I'm new to this board. My DH and I bought a house that was supposed to be built in 1901. We just started modeling the kitchen and found newspapers in the walls from 1892. ...did they save newspapers for years and years before they built houses or did we just get wrong info on the year it was built??? Anyways, the house is plank construction and part of the kitchen was an addition and the wall that we need to remove is part of the original plank constructed rear wall of the house. Does anyone know how structural the actual planks in this type of construction is? As soon as I get the old newspapers off of the wall (trying to be careful as the historical society might want them), we're going to take off a couple of planks to see just how it was built, but was wondering if anyone else has this type of home? Here is a pic of the house......our town has many houses that look like this...its a quaint, small type of town. :)