Historic Community Center
goal of the Lawrence Barn project is to give every person in the town
the opportunity to work on the barn or project is some way to let them
feel that it is indeed a “community” center.
many jobs to be done and the following is a first draft of the list of
construction projects that may be done by volunteers.
The Steering Committee is hopeful that numerous ‘leaders’
will come forward to organize and co-ordinate various elements of the
Plan & Survey Work:
This has been contributed by Bob Cormier and Cuoco & Cormier.
of the old building:
This work has been done at reduced rates by Doug Orde and Hollis
and Foundation Work:
The majority of this work is being contributed by Amos White and
Homes by Paradise.
beams back to Hollis:
The beams will be loaded in Berwick by Arron Sturgis’ crew.
Unloaded in Hollis under his supervision. Tractors and/or crane will be very useful. Trucking
is by Honi Glover, Balcomb Trucking and by Law trucking.
We need to co-ordinate weekend trucking with weekday supervision.
Crane work is being contributed by Herm Stickney and Pioneer
Beams in preparation for Raising:
Arron & crew on site Mon – Thursday organizing.
He can use some help at this time.
This is when we should wash the beams.
Friday and Saturday. Fri
AM is best time for citizens to drive their pegs into the frame.
Other chances will occur as the frame goes up. Arron can use 6-8 men to help.
Arron’s crew will do the roof. Volunteers
are to do all the walls. We
need to get all the walls of the old barn sheathed prior to installation
of the SIPS panels. The
pine boards for both the interior ship lap sheathing and the exterior
board and battens are being provided at below cost by Lorin Rydstrom
and Seaboard International.
Mostly by the Panel Pro’s. Arron’s
crew will be there to make the connections from the old frame to the new
Windows and doors:
The windows and small doors will need to be cut into the SIPS panel
and then flashed and trimmed using pine boards.
Batten and Boards:
We are using rough vertical pine boards that are 10” and 12”
wide. The 1x5 batten will be nailed over the SIP panel (& TYVEC)
and then the pine board. The
walls are about 15 feet high. Care
needs to be taken to keep them plumb and to finish neatly with large
boards at corners and doorways.
end of barn, bathroom shed and entry area:
Keith Adamyck of Adamyck Homes has offered to co-ordinate this
framing work but need lots of labor to keep our costs to a minimum.
There is the 22 x 30 foot section of the barn to be built with
2x6 walls and 2x12 rafter roof system.
The shed roofed bathrooms are 28’ x 20’.
The entry and storage area is 10’ x 16’.
The priority is to get the main barn roof framed to allow the
roofing to be completed. The
building materials for this and other areas of work are being provided
at cost by Jerry Eckman and Reeds Ferry Lumber.
Seam Metal Roofing:
The roofing labor is being contributed by Jeff Taylor and Viking
Roofing. He is also
providing the materials at cost. Jeff
can use some help handing materials up to the room and in preparation of
the ends and edges of the metal.
After the concrete floor is poured these walls need to be framed to
allow electrical wiring to take place.
Walls & Ceilings:
The Sheetrock labor and materials are being donated by David
McCartney and Gemini Construction.
Old Threshing Floor:
We have nearly enough of the old boards to recreate this historic
area. Approx 12 x 30 feet. Someone
will need to inventory the old boards and resolve how to patch in new
material neatly. This area
will be used for educational / demonstrations.
The Cabinets are donated by John Testa of Kitchen Concepts. Other members of the kitchen team are Denise April and Chuck
Two of the barn doors will be made to slide fully open in the good
weather and to preserve the feeling of an old barn.
These doors need to hang from tracks and be fully insulated. This needs to be completed before we can have a weather tight
The two barn door openings on the west end of the barn will be fully
glazed. The swinging barn
doors here are purely aesthetic as to have them operable would
compromise the legal egress required.
All plasterboard walls and ceilings will need three coats.
Cabot’s Stain company has agreed to contribute the stain. We need the labor!
New Recreation Commission storage building:
Location has yet to be determined.
Roger Skillings and Skillings Well Company are donating the labor
and materials for the pump and equipment necessary to develop the water
pressure on this site.
Joe Cianci and J.J. Ciampa & Son are providing the plumbing
materials and labor at reduced rate.
Paul Armstrong & Dunwell Electric are providing the electrical
design, materials and installation at discounted rates.
and Computer Wiring:
Jim Belanger & Beltronics are donating this labor and material.
David Brassard is co-coordinating the heating system.
Pat Coughlin and the Garden Club are organizing the landscape design
and materials. There will
be requirements for walkways, small stone walls and limited plantings.