Removing Furnishings and Building Materials

Packed artifacts in Harry Truman's second floor dressing room.
Harry Truman's second floor dressing room.

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Furnishings and artifacts are packed for storage.

Visit Packing the 2nd Floor for more information on this stage of the project.

 
Floorboards removed

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Flooring finishes including carpet, padding and hardboard finishes are removed. Floorboards are removed intact whenever possible. Hand tools or fine-bladed power tools are used to remove boards with minimal damage.

 
Staff member records board locations on chart.

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Park woodcrafter records floorboard locations on a diagram. When the construction project is completed, the floor will be reassembled with each board returned to its original location.

 
Floorboards are numbered for reassembly in original locations.

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Floorboards are marked with location numbers that correspond to the floor diagram, then carefully stacked away from the construction area for storage.

 

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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