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Bill Hendrickson replied to Tyler's discussion Front Door Repair - Veneer
"I would talk to a local antique furniture repair guy. There may be a trick to it, but for sure you have to get some adhesive behind the lifted parts and press it down. It may be as simple as injecting some two part glue and putting weight on it."
4 hours ago
Richard Pryor posted a discussion

what tool to use to cut underlayment?

So here's my problem:  I have to rip up old plywood underlayment in order to do a new floor (can't leave it in place...cat pee..don't ask...ughh).  Unfortunately, after the underlayment was put in, someone re-partitioned the space and also installed…See More
5 hours ago
Richard Pryor replied to Rkat's discussion Pre-1900 home with some sections of unfinished flooring - need opinions
"People often used floor cloths back then, which are remarkably easy to make using a canvas dropcloth from any hardware retailer.  But if you don't want to go that route, I agree with Lair, since almost any refinishing is going to cause…"
5 hours ago
Mike Snodgrass replied to Mike Snodgrass's discussion Paint problems over old plaster
"Thank you. "
7 hours ago
Tyler posted a discussion

Front Door Repair - Veneer

Hey guys, I'm here to ask about Front Door repairs.My front door has some damage on the veneer. It has so much character, I really don't want to replace it; As with most things, I'd rather repair it.I can't find a ton of info on the internet about…See More
9 hours ago
caseypratt replied to Mike Snodgrass's discussion Paint problems over old plaster
"Take a wet scrubbie pad to the green coating; if it dissolves, you have calcimine paint, which requires a special primer, like the one made by Ben Moore. What's happening when you paint with water-soluble paint is the water is moving down to…"
9 hours ago
LisaP posted a discussion

For Sale : Amazing Victorian w/ carriage house!

Amazing Victorian! Looking for a new owner to restore this gorgeous property to its original beauty. Beautiful cherry built-ins, Greek key inlaid parquet, several fireplaces, marble tile, leaded glass, unique wood trims.... just to name a few of the…See More
22 hours ago
LisaP replied to LisaP's discussion Amazing Victorian w/ carriage house in need of restoration for sale 200K
"Thank you Lair! "
22 hours ago

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Front Door Repair - Veneer 1 Reply

Hey guys, I'm here to ask about Front Door repairs.My front door has some damage on the veneer. It has so much character, I really don't want to replace it; As with most things, I'd rather repair it.I can't find a ton of info on the internet about this, I thought I'd see if anyone has experience with these sorts of repairs. Here is a sideways photo:…Continue

Tags: repair, character, door, front, vaneer

Started by Tyler in Old House How-To. Last reply by Bill Hendrickson 4 hours ago.

what tool to use to cut underlayment?

So here's my problem:  I have to rip up old plywood underlayment in order to do a new floor (can't leave it in place...cat pee..don't ask...ughh).  Unfortunately, after the underlayment was put in, someone re-partitioned the space and also installed several built-in cabinets on top of the underlayment.  So in order to get he underlayment out, I either have to rip out several cabinets and walls, including studs, or I have to figure out how to cut the underlayment where it intersects each wall…Continue

Started by Richard Pryor in Old House How-To 5 hours ago.

Pre-1900 home with some sections of unfinished flooring - need opinions 6 Replies

Hello,My husband and I are in the process of buying a pre-1900 home. It has been very well maintained and is very lovely... we feel like there isn't much we need to do to make it suit our personal tastes! However, we discovered that a lot of old homes often had a section in the middle of certain rooms (dining/parlour rooms) where the floor was left intentionally unfinished because back in those times people just did that since they intended to cover those sections of flooring with large area…Continue

Tags: sections, finish, flooring, unfinished, pre-1900

Started by Rkat in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by Richard Pryor 5 hours ago.

Paint problems over old plaster 7 Replies

Two years ago I repaired water damage to an original plaster ceiling and wall in the foyer of a 1913 Colonial Revival.  The water leak had been previously repaired and all areas were dry when I repaired and painted. The repairs included repainting the entire foyer and I used drywall joint compound to fill the holes and smooth the areas where paint peeled off. I used Zinsser Bullseye to cover the water damaged area and latex paint and primer for the top coat.  Almost immediately the paint began…Continue

Started by Mike Snodgrass in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by Mike Snodgrass 7 hours ago.

For Sale : Amazing Victorian w/ carriage house!

Amazing Victorian! Looking for a new owner to restore this gorgeous property to its original beauty. Beautiful cherry built-ins, Greek key inlaid parquet, several fireplaces, marble tile, leaded glass, unique wood trims.... just to name a few of the stunning features of this home. ENORMOUS amount of living space on 3 levels. Separate carriage house adds to the charm and usage of this property! Call for more information!  This one is just looking for a little love!!!  Lisa 508-733-6447Continue

Started by LisaP in Swaps and Sales 22 hours ago.

Amazing Victorian w/ carriage house in need of restoration for sale 200K 24 Replies

Amazing Victorian! Looking for a new owner to restore this gorgeous property to its original beauty. Beautiful cherry built-ins, Greek key inlaid parquet, several fireplaces, marble tile, leaded glass, unique wood trims.... just to name a few of the stunning features of this home. ENORMOUS amount of living space on 3 levels. Separate carriage house adds to the charm and usage of this property! Call for more information!  This one is just looking for a little love!!!  Lisa 508-733-6447Located in…Continue

Started by LisaP in Old Houses: Pre-1900. Last reply by LisaP 22 hours ago.

Please help identify age and style of NJ House 16 Replies

Glad to have found this forum.  First post.  Tax Records shows it was built in 1908, but home inspectors think it was build a lot earlier.   It is all masonary, both interior and exterior walls are over 1.5 foot thick.  Not sure of materials and finish. For exterior walls looks like stucco over stone..http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/abuldo/library/Our%20Old%20HouseContinue

Started by Ambrose Buldo in Old Houses: 1900-1945. Last reply by caseypratt yesterday.

Paint problems over old plaster

Two years ago I repaired water damage to an original plaster ceiling and wall in the foyer of a 1913 Colonial Revival.  The water leak had been previously repaired and all areas were dry when I repaired and painted. The repairs included repainting the entire foyer and I used drywall joint compound to fill the holes and smooth the areas where paint peeled off. I used Zinsser Bullseye to cover the water damaged area and latex paint and primer for the top coat.  Almost immediately the paint began…Continue

Started by Mike Snodgrass in Old Houses: 1900-1945 on Saturday.

Paint problems over old plaster

Two years ago I repaired water damage to an original plaster ceiling and wall in the foyer of a 1913 Colonial Revival.  The water leak had been previously repaired and all areas were dry when I repaired and painted. The repairs included repainting the entire foyer and I used drywall joint compound to fill the holes and smooth the areas where paint peeled off. I used Zinsser Bullseye to cover the water damaged area and latex paint and primer for the top coat.  Almost immediately the paint began…Continue

Started by Mike Snodgrass in Old Houses: 1900-1945 on Saturday.

I Found This Innovative!

I think this is a great way to "save" old commercial buildings that are in jeapordy of being razed. I especially liked how they retained some of the old things from the building as well.https://homes.yahoo.com/news/americas-first-shopping-mall-now-stuffed-micro-homes-210024625.htmlContinue

Started by Will H in Old Houses: Pre-1900 on Saturday.

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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 — 2 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 — 6 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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