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S. Thalia Marcoux replied to S. Thalia Marcoux's discussion Cape Breton Farmhouse, 100 acres, pond, just painted, just beautiful
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Cape Breton Farmhouse, 100 acres, pond, just painted, just beautiful

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:…See More
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hinterland colonial windows

hi i sell all kinds of colonial windows and doorscheckout my websitewww.hinterlandcolonialwindows.com.auor on my facebook page…See More
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Celia Oxley replied to Celia Oxley's discussion Cork floor repair
"Lair, I looked at the floor again. This time considering that it might not be cork.  But I think it is.  Now, I see it is in fact constructed from strips of cork in the same manner as a hardwood floor. This was apparent at the edge of the…"
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Need help estimating build date of Colonial

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…See More
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Lair Tienter replied to Celia Oxley's discussion Cork floor repair
"Are you sure it is a cork floor.  I worked on a house that had a floor that appeared the same as your floor does.  It turned out to be particle board from the 70's with a thick coat of poly over it.  I have never seen cork over…"
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Cape Breton Farmhouse, 100 acres, pond, just painted, just beautiful $119,900. 1 Reply

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: nsvhome@gmail.com …Continue

Started by S. Thalia Marcoux in Swaps and Sales. Last reply by S. Thalia Marcoux 1 hour ago.

hinterland colonial windows

hi i sell all kinds of colonial windows and doorscheckout my websitewww.hinterlandcolonialwindows.com.auor on my facebook pagehttps://www.facebook.com/hinterlandcolonialwindowsContinue

Started by ken douglas in Old Houses: Pre-1900 10 hours ago.

Cork floor repair 3 Replies

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

Started by Celia Oxley in Old Houses: Post-World War II. Last reply by Celia Oxley 11 hours ago.

Need help estimating build date of Colonial

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.

Behr Deckover?? anyone ever try it? 1 Reply

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

Started by Stacie L. Herman-Laurence in Old-House Products. Last reply by David Gibson on Friday.

Sandbox in the attic? 3 Replies

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

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Started by Alison Keay in The Old-House Attic. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY on Thursday.

Design Dilemma for Two Outdoor Adornments 9 Replies

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

Started by Cal Hillesland in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by Cal Hillesland Aug 25.

Removing drywall from plaster ceiling? 4 Replies

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

Started by Terri in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by Lair Tienter Aug 25.

New Closet/Plaster/House history lesson 9 Replies

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Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY Aug 24.

Gutter decisions 1 Reply

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?

Started by Michael Costello in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by Tanya Aug 21.

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Arts & Crafts or Coastal Style?

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. …

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Posted by Terry Spencer on October 15, 2012 at 11:13am — 8 Comments

Cheap Winter Window Fix

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! 

Posted by lyn joy on October 1, 2012 at 8:45am — 3 Comments

Imminent Teardown of an Historic Home

 

Yet another of New England’s early saltbox homes has recently been condemned to teardown in the name of commercialism and historically insensitive…

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Posted by John Poole on September 26, 2012 at 1:30am — 7 Comments

House style

Picture%202.pngWhat do you think is the style of my Victorian house?

Most say it is in the Gothic Victorian style due to the arched windows and front double door and the quoins in the corners.

Posted by gary minnick on September 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

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