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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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Anyone have a product to recommend?

Does anyone have a product they can recommend to seal in panes of glass into my front storm doors? I can't seem to get a picture to attach…

Started by Kari Dunn

1 6 hours ago
Reply by caseypratt

Bathroom tile

Hello - have a bathroom floor basket weave design - black and whilte, some of the white tiles are discolored - darkened, some have a rust s…

Started by RICHARD DELUCIA

4 on Monday
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Coal chute

I am looking for a coal chute (just the upper, 'door' part---we already have the terracotta chute itself, going down into our basement) for…

Started by John Fusco

4 May 18
Reply by Franz

Penn Marshall Stone House blog.

My parents bought the place in 1971 when I was 3 years old. I grew up in this house. My parents had a vision and a dream for this place. Th…

Started by Kevin Bishop

4 May 18
Reply by Kevin Bishop

Havent posted in a while....question about bathroom hardware

Greeting folks   Hoping some of my old friends are still checking in. In 2010 we purchased a reproduction clawfoot shower kit from "Baths…

Started by PStewart

5 May 18
Reply by EdwardECharette

Bondo Bird Repair

FYI - Some sparrows carved out a nice little space last spring in the opposing corners of where my roof eaves meet. They were great at find…

Started by KenK

8 May 2
Reply by KenK

Why is there a giant hole in.my basement floor?

Has anyone seen anything like this before? I knew it was here when I bought the house, and I'm guessing it's the old cistern. It had a piec…

Started by Matthew

10 Apr 17
Reply by Matthew

IDEAS FOR BALCONY RAILING IMPACTED BY BUILDING CODE

The railing on the balcony of this beautiful 1895 house is only 24" high. W e are having to bring it to code  due to liability issues as we…

Started by julie gordon

5 Apr 15
Reply by julie gordon

Removing interior millwork

Readers;  Here is one for the fussy pros.  I have a room with softwood millwork around the windows, a chair rail to hide the seam of the sh…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

4 Mar 11
Reply by Franz

Fieldstone Basement (Rubble) Wall insulation - Vapour Barrier required?

My wife and I own a Century farm house on the North shore of lake Ontario about an hour east of Toronto. The 3 level house, with basement a…

Started by Gustav Rodricks

1 Mar 5
Reply by Franz

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