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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 basswoodLatest 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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Making Interior Plaster/Help Asked

Readers;    I am searching about for Interior plastering information. 1st how do you make the plaster, from scratch?  I know you cannot use…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

16 Mar 25
Reply by Daniel

Rebuilding old shutters

Prox 1860. I have 8 shutters which need to be rebuilt, stripped and repainted. My questions are: When priming, do I go all the way to the e…

Started by Arthur Daniel (Dan) Reppert

4 Mar 24
Reply by Arthur Daniel (Dan) Reppert

Need Some Painting Advice On Victorian House

As soon as the white stuff that is outside goes away and the ground can be walked upon without sinking into the mud, we are going to have o…

Started by CatwomanofV

7 Mar 21
Reply by caseypratt

Finish coat on 1850 plaster and lath wall

I've tried to read up on anything I can about plaster and lath and the finish coat and what to use but having no luck in understanding what…

Started by Tina

5 Mar 20
Reply by Tina

Some authentic color schemes

Here are twenty-four authentic late-Victorian color schemes taken fromhttps://archive.org/details/CatalogueAndPriceListOfTheManufacturesOfT…

Started by Ed Ferris

24 Mar 15
Reply by Ed Ferris

Old Window Glass

I am in the process of replacing the windows in my 1929 Foursquare. (Tried to keep them, but most were rotten) I am removing the glass, var…

Started by Janice Clark

0 Mar 13

Help verifying my homes style

Hello! We bought this beautiful home 2 years ago and have been working on restoring it.  I keep running into the same questions.."What styl…

Started by Tabatha S Jones

3 Mar 13
Reply by caseypratt

What "style" is my friend's house?

   The brick addition was added to the original stone building sometime around 1840.  I believe the windows are 6 over 6 with nice deep wi…

Started by Amanda Stroud

7 Mar 12
Reply by Sean Maher

Porch project... Need some estimates

Would like to get some input from the group on how much to budget for a porch rebuild. My Kansas home was originally built with a porch, bu…

Started by Scott Cunningham

14 Mar 5
Reply by Phil

Painting old Victorian roof stripes on an asphalt roof? Photo and suggestions...?

All -     Our house orginally had some pretty cool roof stripe designs painted on the cedar shingles. We now have asphalt shingles and th…

Started by PStewart

17 Mar 4
Reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

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