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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

Started by Brian CampbellLatest Reply

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…

Started by LeRoy WilliamsLatest Reply

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could these maybe be Portieres?

I'm trying to clean out my junk bldg. and in the process trying to downsize....now I uncovered these pcs earlier  and believe you me, don't…

Started by Bob Mason

0 yesterday

Need Help Identifying Age of Home

I've been doing some research trying to pinpoint the approximate age of my home.  I would consider it a 1.5 story bungalow.  The chain of o…

Started by Ryan Hill

5 on Tuesday
Reply by Patrick Teer

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

108 on Sunday
Reply by tom

Old slate removed, and the new slate going on.

Started by Phil

4 Sep 17
Reply by Phil

Antique stair treads

I am going crazy trying to find a way to repair these stair treads.  I have never seen anything like them.  They are pieces of carpet with…

Started by Jim Quinn

4 Sep 12
Reply by Jim Quinn

oak dining set

complete oak dining set... great condition....yours for the taking.

Started by Pamela Saletan

10 Sep 2
Reply by Eric Mowdy

Old slate removed, and the new slate going on.

Started by Phil

0 Aug 29

Help Adding Back Character to Modest Queen Anne Farmhouse Hybrid?

Hello! Long time lurker, first time poster (I feel like I’m on talk radio).  I recently purchased a 1905 Victorian mutt and I'm trying to d…

Started by Pinorzo

7 Aug 28
Reply by Phil

wiring an old house

a follow up to the other discussions, I don't have K+T.  I do have some cloth wire where the insulation falls off when you touch it.  So I…

Started by Robert Johnson

2 Aug 22
Reply by Leah F

Shingle Style Lighting

With the Shingle Style coming at the end of the Victorian period and right before the A & C movement, I am having trouble finding image…

Started by I love old houses!

9 Aug 10
Reply by StoneHouseGuy

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