The anatomy of a frame up restoration:

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.

 

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As found in N.J. !!!

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As it sat on arrival

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in Cleveland, Ohio. Then we took it ...

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 down to the frame.

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The roof on arrival

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New roof structure

roof1.jpg (22929 bytes)

 Now with an all new lumber base before the 30 lb. felt was applied.

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After a secure layer of roofing felt we apply a heavy rubber membrane.

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The original concrete...

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floor was removed.

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Formdeck was secured

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before the concrete.

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Add metal studs, walls

counter1.jpg (20936 bytes)

and counters, then some floor and 

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wall tile and it's 

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looking pretty good.

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From a bare frame..

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to wood subframe

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before the insulation

insulation.jpg (31093 bytes)
tyvek.jpg (16680 bytes)

and tyvek wrap.

panels1.jpg (14048 bytes) ext7.jpg (37560 bytes)

What a difference a

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new skin makes!

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New galvanized skin over water vapor barrier.

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Insulation throughout the ceiling with

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HVAC ducting well secured and insulated.

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Then we mount new ceiling panels.

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Add lights,

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menu board, sunburst stainless steel panels

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and we're ready to serve.

booths10.jpg (51823 bytes) finishedint2.jpg (60586 bytes) ext1002.jpg (46263 bytes)

departure1.jpg (44632 bytes)


finishedinNH.jpg (39358 bytes)

 


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