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Veneered Houses

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Yenccrcd houses, as thcy are called, are becoining quite coimuon in somc parta of New York and New tëngland. We do not thiuk thcy' can be recomuiendcd tor their cheapness, though tlioy secm to possess many other good qualiticfl. The following is the mannor iu which the venccring is done: - The house is built as uil balloon frames - lined with one inch boards on the outside - tho fouudation vndl must exteud far cnough boyoud the sill for the briek to rest en, the brick all Inid in good mortar so as to present a face 2 by 8 inches ; aud when the wall is luid up five brieks high, drive a five-inch epike iuto eaeh studding; let the head of the spike be held close to the brick that it may. in driving scrape itself into the brick, thereby holding it finn and tight. Spike every tier of live bricks, uuül tinishcd. Studding liero are generally 15 inches apart ; it will, thercforc, take onc tpike for every five bricks high and tifteen inehes long; 7 A brieks lay up one equare foot Old frame buildings with went lier boardiug on, can be veneered the sauie way, aud if not plump, yon can fill the spaee between the boards aud brick with mortar, to keep out the rats and wice. In an old frame house, you will lnve to makfl the foundation walls wider that the brieks may have a resting place. The advantages claimed over briek houses, that they are mueh safcr in a storm, and always dry, aud no (Jarapness whatever ; aud over a frame house, they are uiueh warmer, aud do uot necd paintiug every few years, whieh is quite a saving; and lastly, will last at least one


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