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Greek Revival Kitchen

I have an 1847 half a double in a small PA town. My kitchen was originally separate from the main house but was connected via a new dining…

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Bathroom with Wrap-Around Drawer Vanity

This was a fun creative piece of work I did this past summer. Hope it is interesting: All the best, Basswood http://basswoodcarpentry.c

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in-roof gutters

I'm about to get the roof replaced on my 1894 Victorian. Due to the crown moulding on all the fascia, the gutters are actually placed into…

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How to Paint Over Glossy Trim Paint

All of the original trim in our 1885 Stick Victorian is intact, but painted.  It is painted with that old kind of oil based paint that had…


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In search of 19th century front door

In search of a front door to replace this horrid Home Depot special that is on our beautiful 1865 home. I'm guessing the original door was…

Started by Stephanie

21 on Monday
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Floor restoration options - Please help

Hi all, Hoping this community can help me! We recently purchased a home built in 1865 and while there are still many beautiful and origina…

Started by Stephanie

7 Aug 13
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pine timbers

Wood Pros- Help requested!  This writer is possessed of an 1860's Cape style house, modified in 1889 to become an "I" house which it remain…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

2 Aug 13
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Nasty Paint on Wood Framing Around Aluminum Window Sashes

Gregory Macneil's article, "Getting Under Second Skins" focused on prepping and repainting the wood shingles discovered under old vinyl sid…

Started by Catherine Brooks

1 Jul 27
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storm windows: replacement options

We have an 1890s Victorian. We are looking at options to replace the wooden storm windows with something that gives us more function. Plus,…

Started by Eileen Dushek-Manthe

5 Jul 4
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Floor key for annunciator system

My 1893 Victorian house had one or two servants around the turn of the 20th century, and an annunciator system was in place to call the but…

Started by Rich Ecke

0 Jul 3

In search of 19th century arched pocket doors

I'm in search of 19th century arched pocket doors. The dimensions are around 76in wide and 101in high. We pulled the paneling off of the fr…

Started by Stephanie

1 Jul 1
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tongue and groove porch boards

Does anyone know where to get porch boards in a 3 3/8 X 5/8 thick size?   I have a 1903 Queen Anne Victorian that needs some replaced.  App…

Started by Michele Hamlin

2 Jun 18
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How to Restore Curved Turret Windows

Our 1885 Stick Victorian has a beautiful turret complete with huge curved wavy leaded glass windows.  The glass is in great shape, the wind…


6 May 18
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