Building the old-fashioned way in East Lyme

Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling checks that the support beam he is installing is plumb, or perpendicular to the ground, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at the East Lyme Historical Society's 1660 Thomas Lee House property. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling checks that the support beam he is installing is plumb, or perpendicular to the ground, on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at the East Lyme Historical Society's 1660 Thomas Lee House property. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

East Lyme — Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling works on a post and beam addition, using traditional methods, to a barn at the East Lyme Historical Society's 1660 Thomas Lee House property.

The barn was constructed in 1995.

Editor's Note: The term for determining the vertical of the support beam in the photo caption has been corrected.

Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling uses a chisel Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to cut away an area at the base of what will be a support beam so it will be a snug fit. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling uses a chisel Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to cut away an area at the base of what will be a support beam so it will be a snug fit. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling uses a chisel Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to cut away an area at the base of what will be a support beam so it will be a snug fit. (Dana Jensen/The Day)
Rob Anger of Robert Anger Building and Remodeling uses a chisel Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to cut away an area at the base of what will be a support beam so it will be a snug fit. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

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