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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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wiring an old house

a follow up to the other discussions, I don't have K+T.  I do have some cloth wire where the insulation falls off when you touch it.  So I…

Started by Robert Johnson

2 on Monday
Reply by Leah F

oak dining set

complete oak dining set... great condition....yours for the taking.

Started by Pamela Saletan

3 Aug 14
Reply by Pamela Saletan

Shingle Style Lighting

With the Shingle Style coming at the end of the Victorian period and right before the A & C movement, I am having trouble finding image…

Started by I love old houses!

9 Aug 10
Reply by StoneHouseGuy

basement parlor

Hi have any of you ever come across a house with a basement parlor , our house an 1888 queen Anne has a basement parlor with faux marble sl…

Started by Quintin - Walt Tiffany

2 Aug 9
Reply by Franz

Can anyone say what this room was used for?

  Right hand side of photo. It looks like a vestibule to the dining room. By its design, it practically screams "please wait here to be se…

Started by PStewart

3 Aug 6
Reply by caseypratt

Hearts Carved in Door

I have a question regarding the door in a Massachusetts home built c. 1760 for a wealthy minister. Inside the home, there is a door in betw…

Started by Marya Makuc

0 Jul 29

Any Experience with Bathtub Refinishing?

Now that I have my bathroom almost done, I finally cleaned up the used tub that I installed. It was a 50/50 chance that the surface would b…

Started by Karan Andrea

19 Jul 28
Reply by Denise M Costley

Best wood for uncovered porch steps?

What wood(s) is the best for exterior, uncovered porch steps? What has worked for some of you? In three weeks my father-in-law is coming up…

Started by Phil

5 Jul 27
Reply by Chris Spielmann

Front Door Help

Hi All,  I am in the process of purchasing a home built in 1865. There are a lot of really great features of this home (the wrap around por…

Started by Stephanie

7 Jul 18
Reply by Stephanie

Choosing Paint Colors

I am currently stripping the siding off this building and replacing the clapboard underneath with new clapboard as it is mostly rotted away…

Started by Jeremy L

5 Jul 14
Reply by caseypratt


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