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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…

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Return of the Native/Part 02

Readers; Hallo from the Norumbega!  Its been awhile since my last contribution to this forum. "Stuff"/Life/&Death have taken up my time…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

0 Apr 15

To Plywood or Not To Plywood? Ridge Vent?

We have two quotes from roofers to put a new roof on our 1850's Victorian. As I'm sure is common, we're having difficulty separating fact f…

Started by Adrienne O

6 Apr 11
Reply by Kevin S.

1856 original cedar floor help

We have just finished working on a room in our 1856 Greek Revival home and need help with how to liven up the original cedar floor.  We don…

Started by Cynthia George

0 Apr 7

Any one know what this kind of ceiling panel is called?

Has anyone ever encountered this type of ceiling panel before? It is in half of my kitchen. My house was built in the 1880s but this is a "…

Started by Joshua

2 Mar 26
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Door wood?

Started by Susan Lofton

3 Mar 26
Reply by caseypratt

Portiere Rods

Anyone know where I can get these?  I'd love to find salvaged ones but nowhere to be found.  Thank you.

Started by I love old houses!

1 Mar 20
Reply by psychochix

Fireplace? Help

Hello, I bought my house almost two years ago.  I was told it was built in 1885, but I'm not sure if it was all built at that time.  It has…

Started by Amy Murray

1 Mar 16
Reply by Lair Tienter

Stair railing

So, we bought this 1895 house about 2 years ago, and have been renovating ever since... Bathrooms, Kitchen, exterior, etc.. :) Last (big) p…

Started by Michael Tetzner

5 Mar 10
Reply by Linda Brown

Replacement Doors?

This is my first post! I could use some advice about replacing doors in the 1867 Victorian my partner and I just bought. Most of the doors…

Started by Erica Mena

2 Feb 22
Reply by psychochix

Window Pile

this is my first post! I'm in the need to replace pile in older aluminum windows. The only markings on the windows are written in marker H6…

Started by Michael Lalla

3 Feb 8
Reply by James Olson

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