Some 45 years ago, termites activity had damaged the bottom of nice butterfly tong and groove paneling. The town requires a building permit for any project. It was the good time to put everything to code and install an egress window.
Keeping the top of the paneling for wainscotting
Termites work 45 years ago
Nice termites galleries
The drawings show the new egress
Ceiling tiles… 1961
Better measuring twice
Digging six feet of dirt
Heavy concrete blocks
Installing the window
After the framing
New large egress window
Almost ready to install baseboard heating
To be followed after priming, painting and furnishing.