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JAStein
Anyone seen this board on board contruction before?
JAStein

Has anyone seen a type of construction with 14" alternating plank walls on the interior walls? We just bought a 1850 or earlier farmhouse. Exterior is stone, interior is all this board on board underneath the plaster. No traditional wall framing. The boards are secured directly to the beams of the house. Any information on how and if these walls are load bearing and how you worked with them would be appreciated. I have pictures but I can't post them for some reason. Thanks!

MtMan54
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MtMan54

Hi, You have answered your own question when you said beams. It is post & beam construction. Thanks

Fencepost
Re: Anyone seen this board on board contruction before?
Fencepost

The beams and stones are most likely the bearing structure. The wall planking most likely is not.

Of course, without actually seeing them, we can only guess. A thousand words of description isn't worth what a picture is.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Anyone seen this board on board contruction before?
Mastercarpentry

Pics are disabled here so put them on a photo-sharing site and post the link to them instead. It does sound like the sole purpose of the boards was to create a wall covering or a structure which the plaster was applied to. No chance they're truly structural though they may add some support to the beams if those are marginally sized.

Phil

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