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Hillside Restoration Project, Boylston, MA

Uwe is a master craftsman, and "Traditional Timbercraft" and "Timber framed post and beam..." are not just his business monikers.

Uwe Tobies was originally contracted in 2009 to restore the north wall, windows, and doors of a circa 1850s horse barn originally built on the site of the 1848 John B. Gough Estate, a National Historic Landmark in Boylston, Massachusetts.

Presently (January and February 2010) Uwe and his carpenter assistants are under contract again to restore the weather-and-weight worn three story east wall. This has entailed jacking up this sagging structure and supporting same with new posts, new or buttressed floor joists, and repairs to the second story framing.  Work also includes replacing about 50% of the external sheathing boards plus removal and replacement of repaired windows.  Uwe's final task, and that of his assistants, is to construct and install barn doors for the cellar entrance.

Uwe is a master craftsman, and "Traditional Timbercraft" and "Timber framed post and beam..." are not just his business monikers. It reflects his talent, diligence, hard work and high expectations of himself and his carpenter assistants. Even so, Uwe is open to suggestions and explains both the positive and/or negative reasons for suggesting a preferred course of action. Uwe's workmanship meets the high standards required for the restoration of the Hillside Estate, a highly significant 19th century historic site.

In addition, Uwe works hard and usually succeeds to stay on his projected budget. This is critical to our small nonprofit organization that is currently dependent on charitable donations and grants to fulfill its mission.

Submitted by the Hillside Restoration Project, Inc., Boylston, MA