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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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inlaid floor help

ok so heres my problem today, i have inlaid floors in some rooms they need to be refinished and have not been done since the original finis…

Started by Quintin - Walt Cassetori Tiffany

4 12 hours ago
Reply by Phil

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

4 20 hours ago
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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

14 on Saturday
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Amazing Victorian w/ carriage house in need of restoration for sale 200K

BUILDERS, BUSINESS OWNERS, LANDLORDS, INVESTORS, this one is for you!! Convert to condos/ use for rental property/ or run a business! Looki…

Started by LisaP

0 on Friday

Amazing Victorian w/ carriage house in need of restoration for sale

Is this an appropriate forum to list a Victorian home for sale? Only 200K! 1890 build.  

Started by LisaP

0 on Friday

FREE WEBINAR: Choosing a Screen or Storm Door For Your Home.

Sponsored by Vintage Doors Presented by Vintage Doors and Old House Journal magazine Adding a screen & storm door to your home is the e…

Started by Danielle Small

0 Aug 19

Do you live in a George F. Barber "pattern book" house?

I am researching the work on noted "pattern book" architect, George F. Barber. Barber is credited with the creation of tens of thousands of…

Started by Chris DiMattei

93 Aug 18
Reply by Chris DiMattei

Shellac over apple green paint? Historical finish?

    All -     One our 3rd floor I recently discovered what seemed to be a wood finish on paneling based on shellac on top of a pale green o…

Started by PStewart

12 Aug 15
Reply by Quintin - Walt Cassetori Tiffany

Shellac over paint ?

lately i have been finding that parts of my house had been painted a light tan then they applied a layer of shellac over it . i'm a little…

Started by Quintin - Walt Cassetori Tiffany

1 Aug 15
Reply by cblehmann

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

15 Aug 11
Reply by Amanda Stroud


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