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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…

Started by JanLatest Reply

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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Do you live in a George F. Barber "pattern book" house?

I am researching the work on noted "pattern book" architect, George F. Barber. Barber is credited with the creation of tens of thousands of…

Started by Chris DiMattei

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Easy rules for old house types

I had to share something i said to someone who was asking me advice about doing something on their old house. A Victorian like mine. It man…

Started by Tom owns a Barber #1

12 on Monday
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Pre-1900 home with some sections of unfinished flooring - need opinions

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 t…

Started by Rkat

18 Nov 20
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Help! I have an 1850s farmhouse with flooring questions

I thought I had walnut flooring under the carpet in this federal style brick. I have removed the carpet staples and subfloor to find wide p…

Started by Mandy

10 Nov 16
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How do you fund restoration?

I am curious how others fund serious restoration projects. We are setting up a GoFundMe and Kickstarter. There are no grants or loan progra…

Started by Susan Bonser

9 Nov 15
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COMPLETE 1884 VICTORIAN HOUSE TRIM PACKAGE" BEST I HAVE FOUND"

HOWDY, WE ARE CURRENTLY DISMANTELING A AWESOME 1884 VICTORIAN HOME IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS. THE HOUSE HAS THE BEST INTERIOR TRIM THAT I HAVE…

Started by Doc Goodall Keys

6 Nov 13
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Help With Fireplace

mantel.jpg What is the deal?  No visible heath, firebox, gas lines, holes, etc?  What is this?  Just decoration?  In a c1915 W Philly twin…

Started by Marla McCulloch

3 Nov 12
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1884 VICTORIAN HOUSE SALVAGE COMPLETE INTERIOR AND MORE FOR SALE

WE ARE CURRENTLY DISMANTELING A WONDERFUL HOME THAT WAS TRIMMED OUT BY THE FAMED CHICAGO COMPANY" THE PULMANN PLEASURE CAR COMPANY" THIS HO…

Started by Doc Goodall Keys

0 Nov 3

Floor adhesive pains

After removing the luan and then masonite, we have 'most' of the floor with the original linoleum "dress up" and it has a tar like adhesive…

Started by Tom owns a Barber #1

8 Nov 3
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Oil to Gas Heat

Hi this is my first post.  I have a two family house built in 1923.  I have oil steam heat using the cast iron radiators.  I am in process…

Started by Diamond Dixon

22 Nov 3
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