Here's a compilation of photos with descriptions for the restoration on a
1940's Silk City diner.
Click on any of the photos below to see larger pictures.
As found in N.J. !!!
As it sat on arrival
in Cleveland, Ohio. Then we took it ...
down to the frame.
The roof on arrival
New roof structure
Now with an all new lumber base before the 30 lb. felt was
After a secure layer of roofing felt we apply a heavy rubber
The original concrete...
floor was removed.
Formdeck was secured
before the concrete.
Add metal studs, walls
and counters, then some floor and
wall tile and it's
looking pretty good.
From a bare frame..
to wood subframe
before the insulation
and tyvek wrap.
What a difference a
new skin makes!
New galvanized skin over water vapor barrier.
Insulation throughout the ceiling with
HVAC ducting well secured and insulated.
Then we mount new ceiling panels.
menu board, sunburst stainless steel panels
and we're ready to serve.
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1940 SC ROOF RESTORATION ] [ 1940 SC FRAME OFF ] [
floors and walls ] [ Exterior lumber ] [
Exterior porcelain enamel ] [ 1940 SC Rear Skin ] [
Ceramic and mosaic tiles ] [ Lights ] [
ceiling ] [ The Finished Interior ] [
Diner on the road ] [ Diner on location ]
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