One of the first tasks to do before I moved in was get the floors sanded and stained. But before I could do that, I needed to remove any unwanted stud/partition (i.e. non-supporting/structural) walls so that the original floorboards underneath the wall could be exposed.

The previous owners had converted the original dining room into a third bedroom by installing a stud wall and door. This sat between the lounge and the kitchen… as most dining rooms do for a house this age.

The dark corridor created by the stud wall on the left.

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