Carpentry in Brooklyn

Down an otherwise unremarkable street north of Bay Ridge was this tattered old beauty. Note:

  • the cupola (turret? –not sure of the terminology) is perfect in form, if not sheathing. Now there’s some carpentry; I’d love to see how it’s framed inside. There are few carpenters around these days with these skills.
  • the awkward addition pasted on to the original gable roof (follow the green shingles). Imagine this building in its original form. Ah, me.

When I see barns, I always look for any sagging in the eaves. Barns that have been neglected and are falling apart often have straight eaves, meaning the foundation was sound.

One Response to Carpentry in Brooklyn

  1. It's amazing how these old houses can withstand decades of neglect and still remain standing. Definitely a tribute to the old carpenters who built them. Most modern houses will rot out and have to be demolished unless continuously and meticulously maintained.

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