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Partitioning (video)

The rooms have finally found their walls, the electrical conduits and plumbing are partly incorporated into the décor, and the new rustic oak doors have been fitted. The new perfect parallelism in this old space is a little disconcerting, but don’t forget that this building was constructed over four hundred years ago, when craftsmen probably used whatever resources they had and stones from the neighbouring château to bring mead up to date. As a result, all the walls of the house, without exception, are at angles varying from 85 to 95 degrees to each other without ever coming close to a right angle. The angle changes depending perhaps on the alcohol content of the mead used.

When we dismantled them, we kept the sliding doors in the ‘monk’s room’ cupboard and planned to give them a new lease of life, but unfortunately their size, just a few centimetres apart, won’t allow us to do so. They’ll be sleeping in the garage for a while yet. So we opted for a standard-sized sliding oak door for the opening between the 2 houses.

Published on: 15 October 2020  -  Filed under: Renovations and upgrades