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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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New Restorer Buys Two Huge Houses- can't even identify style of one!!!

Just bought this large 1910 house at auction Saturday.  It is divided into 4 apartments with a communal living room, but almost looks like…

Started by KARODY ROBBINS

12 on Saturday
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1920's garage/apartment in South Texas - insulation advice needed!

I bought a house with a garage/apartment a year ago. I have since taken out all the drywall because many boards had cracked over the years.…

Started by David

5 on Friday
Reply by Mark W. Hoffa

Chandelier restoration questions

I'm totally new at this. We just bought a Queen Anne Radford #517, built in 1900. I've always been a big fan of Prairie Style and the old M…

Started by JRTebow

38 on Wednesday
Reply by JRTebow

Historic pro advice, just ask

It's a very cold week here in beautiful Colorado, just to cold to work.  I am an expert in historical preservation with over 40 years exper…

Started by Randall Marder

1 Jan 15
Reply by KARODY ROBBINS

Has anyone ever heard of or experienced this?

Hi, new member here from Winnipeg, Canada. My wife and I are at our wit's end, so I searched out this forum, hoping for some advice. I'm so…

Started by Paul Friesen

14 Jan 8
Reply by Franz

New Knobs, Old Mortise Locksets

There is probably an easy answer to this question, but I can't seem to find it.  Several years ago, I bought and restored/remodeled a 1929…

Started by Julie

3 Jan 1
Reply by Phil

Ceiling Medallions

Does anyone have any experience with the polyurethane ceiling medallions vs plaster ones?  Do the polyurethane ones look like plastic? 

Started by Cal Hillesland

2 Dec 21, 2016
Reply by Cal Hillesland

Has anyone here bought any of the new LED vintage looking lightbulbs?

I would like to experiment with a few, but want to avoid ones that look cheesy.

Started by Phil

4 Dec 21, 2016
Reply by psychochix

Insulating rim joist

Each year I am trying to tick off another insulation project in my 1904 home in Cincinnati.  This year I want to tackle a doozy as far as h…

Started by Dave Schwinn

6 Dec 18, 2016
Reply by Lair Tienter

Drafty old house

My wife and I just bought an old home from around 1900 in Northern New Jersey. The house was a flip and looks like they did a good job. The…

Started by Donald Harris

6 Dec 16, 2016
Reply by Franz

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