There were a total of eleven boards we restored and put back in place. None of the boards had nail holes on the top and they all stood on edge will a small space, four feet at the center, above the boards.
The open ceiling of the north section (section having stone floor) had 11 (2 by 6’s) 128″ long going lengthwise across the room. They were set in pockets in the stone wall and had hooks on the lower side. The hooks were made in the black smith shop (the center section). They were blackened with smoke from when that section was used as a smoke house. The boards (at least 141 years old) were very dry and parts were like powder with damage on the ends. Where the end of the board was damaged the board was cut on a taper and a new section was mitered on to the old board. The pictures below show you the pre restoration look, the mold with clamps, the restored board and the Liquid Wood, parts A & B used to restore the boards.