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Attic Floor insulation

Well it is that time of year... and I thought I should ask before I bought anything. Right now I have a very small amount of "rock wool" in…

Started by MartinLatest Reply

Insulating original windows

Hello! We are in the (long) process of restoring a 1930 bungalow that has 20-odd double-hung windows. My husband is repairing them himself,…

Started by Adrienne MLatest Reply

Color Selection Chart from 1920's

In items left by original owner we found this color selection chart. our home is a Gordon Van Tine catalog house but we feel that the color…

Started by Nick WylieLatest Reply

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Restoring Front Porch on 1909 Home

Hello, I'm working to restore the front porch of my 1909 home. It appears at one time there were brackets between the posts. You can see w…

Started by Tempwave

12 on Wednesday
Reply by Tom owns a Barber #1

Historic Looking Stock Cabinets?

I am a first-time poster, but I suspect I will be posting a lot in the future to seek assistance from you helpful folks.  I have a very ear…

Started by I love old houses!

10 Oct 14
Reply by Richard Pryor

Period Kitchen Designer in Toledo?

I'm looking for some great referrals for a talented and period-sensitive kitchen designer in Toledo, Ohio for a c1935 remodel.  Any suggest…

Started by Bo Sullivan

3 Oct 12
Reply by Richard Pryor

Rebuilding Chimney from Roof-Line up plus extras

Just curious what you folks think of this quote. The home was built in 1919.  Below are quote details with attached photos. I thank you for…

Started by JW

4 Oct 7
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

need rainscreen advice from anyone who has installed one -using plywood strips

Hi. I recently posted about the back wall of my house which I more or less totally rebuilt and added sheathing to. Previously there was non…

Started by joseph moore

4 Sep 27
Reply by James Olson

Flashing old windows in new construction wall- no nailing flange

I have a question that I'm hoping some of you have experience with. The back wall of my 100 year old house was in bad shape....sagging with…

Started by joseph moore

6 Sep 20
Reply by James Olson

Bathroom shower tiled floor

My Bathroom shower is very large, 5.5' by 7.5'. It has small square tiles that are difficult to keep clean and sealed. The "plastic" type s…

Started by Michael Costello

1 Sep 18
Reply by James Olson

Please help identify age and style of NJ House

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. …

Started by Ambrose Buldo

18 Sep 6
Reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

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…

Started by Mike Snodgrass

7 Sep 1
Reply by Mike Snodgrass

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…

Started by Mike Snodgrass

0 Aug 30

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