I'm having some plumbing problems (in another
thread), but over the last couple days, I have
spent some time on my back in the crawl space of
my 70-year-old Los Angeles house with a good
lantern, when I made a realization.
This house apparently is totally framed in
redwood. I knew that the window sills were
redwood, but as I crawl under/through this post
and beam construction, it appears to be all
redwood (beams, joists, studs, etc.)
We have termites here in Southern California, and
I suppose this is why they used redwood.
Everything seems rather rough hewn, and oversized,
but I am curious as to whether this was common
practice, or whether this house is an anomaly?