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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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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 Campbell

10 15 hours ago
Reply by KARODY ROBBINS

Rounded openings on 1885 Stick Victorian

Still researching our new property so we can come up with a plan. The local heritage commission states that large rectangular shaped openin…

Started by KARODY ROBBINS

12 15 hours ago
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Fireplace in 1885 Stick Victorian

What say you about this gas fireplace in the entry room?  Tilework is nice, wooden box around it seems flimsy and not old enough to be orig…

Started by KARODY ROBBINS

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New Restorer Buys Huge 1893 Stick Vick

Please share any advice!  This house is very well known in our town and has a beautiful history, but interior fixtures, including original…

Started by KARODY ROBBINS

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Formula for venting wooden columns

Does anyone know the formula for calculating the number and size of venting necessary to vent large fluted wooden columns? They have a diam…

Started by Gary Grau

3 Feb 9
Reply by caseypratt

how to replicate the look of 1890's varnish?

    I have had some new fir milled to match the old fluted window casing in our 1890 house, which miraculously was never painted, and perha…

Started by Cindy Reed

13 Feb 1
Reply by caseypratt

We are looking for homes/homeowners of repurposed buildings for an upcoming Television Series

I am a Producer/Director for a Production Company in Knoxville, TN called Beyond Media.  We work closely with HGTV, DIY, and Great American…

Started by Brantley Ferrell

0 Jan 30

Ductless heating and cooling...HOW DO YOU HIDE THE UNITS??

We have an ancient ducted system in our 1900 Victorian. The ductwork in the basement is the HVAC equivalent of the Winchester Mansion. The…

Started by JRTebow

8 Jan 27
Reply by James S

Adding exterior shutters to a Victorian

We have just bought a Transitional Queen Anne style home built in 1900. I have been considering adding shutters to the exterior for several…

Started by JRTebow

8 Jan 25
Reply by KARODY ROBBINS

How to remove backing from tile from a 1903 Queen Anne Victorian

I had to remove my mantel and tile surround because of a serious chimney flashing leak (now repaired)  The tile is stuck to a material buil…

Started by Michele Hamlin

4 Jan 22
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