Cape Breton Farmhouse for sale! Please contact Sherry Macleod for more info, and make a time to see it: Sherry: 888 625 0302 at Cape Breton Realty or call me 413-657-5427 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org …Continue
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Started by ken douglas in Old Houses: Pre-1900 10 hours ago.
According to the house plans, the upstairs in my house built in 1953 was never intended to be finished. It is attic-hot in the summer. This might have contributed to the peeling of the edges of the cork floor. The floor is solid cork (I have no idea how deep the cork is) with an overlay of a very thin layer that gives the appearance that the floor is pegged. The movers kicked off a piece of the top layer.Can I do anything with this floor? I know cork can be refinished sometimes, but this…Continue
I'm interested in possibly purchasing a Colonial. The house needs a fair amount of work such as leveling, removing vinyl siding, etc... It definitely has potential. I need help estimating a build date. I was told by a neighbor that it was bricked at one time, but brick was removed and replaced with wood siding. Don't know if that helps any. Also don't know if bay windows are original. Continue
Started by Jenn in Old Houses: 1900-1945 20 hours ago.
Anyone every try the Baer Deckover product on concrete? Any thoughts or similar products that you have tried that worked for you? I am going to resurface the front concrete porch floor and this product looks good but I have seen +5 reviews as well as +1 reviews. Experiences? thoughts?Continue
I am a building consultant in New England, and have worked on a few late 1800's/early 1900's buildings and found a 2' by 2' square box (made with 2x8s or 2x10s) of sand in the attics. The attics are wood framed, and also had fire equipment like hose boxes and stand pipes in some attics. I've also seen it in Old church bell towers. Was the sand a fire measure? Has any one else seen these or know what they were for?Thanks!Continue
We have a design dilemma. We recently removed all the bushes/shrubbery from our front yard, and we are looking for two outdoor adornments, preferably in cast iron. The items need to be historically accurate, approx. between 1840's-1920's. (If they're created by a craftsman, we would consider replicas.) Since our home is symmetrical, we'd prefer to purchase two identical items, or two items that are mirror images; we plan to center them in the front yard, close to the house, below the sandstone…Continue
Hello, I am restoring the plaster in our 1906 Colonial Revival. The walls are easy enough. I’ve been using Plaster Magic to repair cracks and bounces. It’s working great. I’m going to skim coat after that. I’ve never done any plaster work, but I’ve practiced on plywood, and can now get a pretty smooth coat. My dilemma is regarding the plaster ceilings covered with drywall by the previous owner. I really want to remove the drywall and restore our plaster on the ceiling. I am an admitted…Continue
My 1924 craftsman cottage does not currently have gutters. When I moved in there were half round probably close to original gutters on the house. I'm trying to decide on putting them back up but gutters look a little odd just stuck on the end of the rafter tails. I don't really want to put up fascia board because I want to keep things looking authentic. Was it common to put gutters on the rafter tails? I need to get the water away from my foundation. Any thoughts?
Our new lakefront cottage has a vintage look and I am trying to decide if an Arts & Crafts look or a Coastal look is more appropriate. I think an Arts & Crafts look is tougher to pull off but I really respect and admire that style. A coastal look may be more suitable to something that is lakefront and is easier with all that wicker and white paint. Any thoughts? I have attached a picture of the front. …Continue
I have turn of the early 1900's "replacement" windows and good old aluminum storms. Drinking straws make wonderful, easily removed gaskets. They even fit in the storm window bottoms. When I close a window, its tight!