Here are more photos of the renovation of the old garage. My husband's dad, the farmer, is also a master carpenter. Before owning the family farm, he had his own carpentry business where he specialized in custom built furniture and cabinetry. So it was fantastic to have him visit to help guide us with the reconstruction of the mess we call a garage. Not to go into a long drawn out story but, we decided because of all the various zoning rules to keep the framing of the existing garage. Long story, short, we are considering this an "emergency renovation" project. The building was literally a hazard and so it had to be renovated. There was not a chance that the building would hold up to another New York winter! On the second day of working on the garage, after clearing out all the damaged wood holding up the walls, the father-in-law showed me how you could move the entire wall with just your hand. Hello, scary! So first up, he built a temporary wall to take the load off the existing wall.