|Preservation carpenter John Schnitzler lifts floor boards up to examine the space below.|
John discovered that the finish boards were ship-lapped and planed smooth, as were the joist. The builder planned to have the wood exposed.
|To the right of the board is the planed edge that would fit into a corresponding mate. The surface has been planed smooth. This upper chamber's sub-floor is the room below's ceiling.|
|The interior of the floor cavity shows that same planed surface on the joist.|