So this stage started back in September when I milled up a log with my Alaskan mill (my woodmizer isn’t set up at home yet, and the log was too long anyway). Then we did a significant amount of hand planing.
On Halloween I pulled the kitchen cabinets off the wall (sorry I thought I had a before picture) and then started pulling down the drywall. After putting up some temporary walls under the ridge beams we completely committed and with the most powerful sawzall we cut the studs.
We used a drywall lifter and a significant amount of brute force to lift the beam into place. Over the following week we got the wiring re-routed and the supports to tie the beam into the outside wall in place.
Now the renovations are practically done… Right?