Im a home builder and just started a remodel on a house that was built when the railroad came through our area in 1905. Im sure the house has additions and has been updated through the years as needed. These houses were originally built on beams that each wall rested on. The floor joist and floor coverings were installed later. I replaced the joist in the laundry room yesterday and brought the old joist home. Some are in bad shape but two of them are straight and are approx 2 1/4 inches thick x 11 feet long.
You thinkin' what I'm thinkin' ?
Gonna cut into it tonight to see what I can come up with bodywise......to be continued !