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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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Can you help figure out what kind of wood this is?

I'm trying to figure out what kind of wood this is.  The house was built pre-1900 in central Minnesota.  White oak appears to be the main w…

Started by Kristin

4 5 hours ago
Reply by Tom owns a Barber #1

Yikes. I just bought an 1898 Victorian.

Hi,   I have always loved old homes and had the opportunity to buy an 1898 Victorian and so my partner and I did. The house had been neglec…

Started by Adam Melero

9 9 hours ago
Reply by Lair Tienter

House Dates

Readers; Here is a Question for the Pros; Background first.  I have an 1860, by County Records , 2 story House. Just today I was fixing the…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

20 yesterday
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Some authentic color schemes

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

Started by Ed Ferris

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Plaster lath time line

Here is an 'easy' one, I hope!   What is the earlyist date for the wooden lath on a wall, to be the standard, thin, narrow, and short unifo…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

3 Sep 18
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oak carpeting?

so here is my question , my house was built in 1888, the kitchen floor is side nailed maple, the front hall and recieving room side nailed…

Started by Quintin - Walt Tiffany

2 Sep 13
Reply by Randall Marder

Insulating 1928 fieldstone house attic ceiling

Hello everyone, I own a 1928 fieldstone two story house.  And could use some help thinking about re-insulating the attic. Originally the at…

Started by Julia Steed Mawson

0 Sep 9

Hanging Lincrusta

Hello, I have been a subscriber to Old House Jpurnal since I moved into my 1870 Italianate in 1991. It was a rent a wreck heading for demol…

Started by Leigh Semilof

5 Sep 5
Reply by James Olson

Insulation Question, Helpful Suggstions or Hints?

Demo work has finally begun! Any suggestions for insulation? I was thinking R-19 as I live in Pittsburgh PA and the winters can often be we…

Started by Will H

24 Sep 3
Reply by Mark W. Hoffa

Pre-1900 home with some sections of unfinished flooring - need opinions

Hello, My husband and I are in the process of buying a pre-1900 home. It has been very well maintained and is very lovely... we feel like t…

Started by Rkat

6 Sep 1
Reply by Richard Pryor

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