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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

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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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old cistern question

I have a problem  (of course!). My kitchen drain pipe goes into the basement, where it empties into a tile which leads outside to the ciste…

Started by Shelley Reimer

0 17 hours ago

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

14 yesterday
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What style of house is this/ whats wrong here?

Hello everyone. This is the late 1800's farm house we just bought. I'm thinking it is a foursquare but some features don't add up. Hoping f…

Started by Kim G

0 yesterday

Introduction and Some Help

Hello, I am new to the site and am hoping some one can help me with a question about my house. I have a ~1915 Victorian house in upstate N…

Started by Jim Quinn

12 yesterday
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1832 Grist Mill & Land - Looking for Good Steward

The heirs of the GT Wilburn Estate are offering this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a genuine piece of Americana real estate. The he…

Started by GT Wilburn

2 on Monday
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What can we do with the old doors?

Our house was built in 1864.  As the result of several renovations, there are about a dozen doors in our attic.  They are heavy, solid wood…

Started by Elaine Cozort

7 on Sunday
Reply by James Olson

Old house finish quandry

We found a box style newel post at an antique store and want to retrofit it to where the original back stair case was. The retrofit will be…

Started by Tom owns a Barber #1

2 on Thursday
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Some authentic color schemes

Here are twenty-four authentic late-Victorian color schemes taken from…

Started by Ed Ferris

22 Oct 7
Reply by James Olson


We are considering buying a historic Southern home, circa 1857. I think it is Greek Revival style. I need to get in touch with a restoratio…

Started by C Tate

5 Oct 7
Reply by Bill Hendrickson

Replacing metal casement windows

IMG_0621.JPG Hi everyone, The house we bought (see my first post "Yikes. I bought an 1898 Victorian") has a guest house and carriage house…

Started by Adam Melero

3 Oct 4
Reply by Randall Marder


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