Old Houses: Pre-1900 (921)

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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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Furnace/Radiators question - House built in 1895

Hello All, I am a first time home buyer, *this* close to making an offer on a house built in 1895. My husband and I are very artistic and h…

Started by Karin Deal

6 Nov 7
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13 Waldron Court Marblehead, MA (1768 Revolutionary War Era Home)

Located on a highly desirable cul-de-sac in Old Town Marblehead and steps from the Harbor, this charming, 1768 home features a living room…

Started by Nicholas Walton

0 Nov 6

Please help identify species of wood.

We recently purchased our first home. It is located in Southern Minnesota and was constructed in the 1880's. I pulled back a bit of carpet…

Started by Ryan

3 Nov 1
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I broke a curved window :(!!!

Does anyone have any idea where I can get this glass replaced? I was trying so hard to be careful removing the crazy epoxy caulking that wa…


1 Oct 26
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Restore or replace cypress bevel siding

I'm finally planning to get serious about restoring my 1894 Queen Anne Victorian. One of the biggest issues is the condition of the siding.…

Started by LeRoy Williams

2 Oct 26
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George F. Barber "pattern book" house

We have just purchased a "Queen Anne" home and will be moving to from Oregon in December.  The address is 128 W Main St, Sterling Kansas. …

Started by Rod Lloyd

4 Oct 24
Reply by caseypratt

What style is this home?

We are purchasing this home. We know it was built in 1890 by a wealthy man for his daughter. It has an attached carriage home in the back.…

Started by Dawna Waters

4 Oct 24
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Front Porch Steps

Thirty years ago when I bought this old Craftsman house i replaced the porch floor and steps. The elephantine columns were unsalvageable, a…

Started by Lynn Sherrell

2 Sep 10
Reply by Lair Tienter

In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration

Hi All,  I am in search of a carpenter or contractor that could help me with my front door project on my 1865 home. My front door was repl…

Started by Stephanie

13 Aug 31
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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

26 Aug 24
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