1899 Farmhouse Beadboard Walls and Ceilings Throughout
Folk Victorian farmhouse built in 1899 has very old drywall over original beadboard walls (horizontal) and ceilings throughout the house. My plan is to open up the walls for wiring, plumbing and insulation (no sheathing, FineHomebuilding has been great for tips in insulating in this situation!). However, I’d love to have any tips to get the tongue and groove removal started on each wall. I could use the saw to trim one row of bead and then hopefully be able to push finishing nails through the boards to remove them. Other tips or tricks that experienced folks can offer? There are a couple of walls that may have drywall again so I’m not worried about some damage but most of the walls and ceilings are in great shape and I’d love to keep the original material. Thanks for any help you can offer. Photos of past work would be a bonus!
Rob with his old house and feral cats that conveyed.