Several weeks ago we noticed a small rotten area in the wooden joint that supports the overhang outside of the parish office building. When we probed the rotten area it was discovered that both wooden support joints we almost completely rotted out and the overhang was ‘hanging’ on by a small thread of solid wood. We never would have imagined the repair would be so complicated, but the original woodwork was entirely hand done and of no ordinary size. So to stabilize the overhang and repair the wooden joints we had to use hand hewn timbers special cut for our project…and because of the difficulties with shrinking/expanding and the weight the joint must bear, mahogany had to be used.
The repair is now complete and looks as good as ever…just another day in the life of keeping up the House of God!