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How should I finish the wide-plank, unfinished wood floor in my attic?

Should I use polyurethane? If so, should I stain first (I'd like a dark, reddish - yellow finish similar to the other floors in the house)?…

Started by Kathy KeenLatest Reply

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Roofing a part of my house that can't be seen from my yard or the street

The project is nearly done now.  As you can see in some of the early pictures, the inability for previous owners to see it led to a very ba…

Started by Phil

0 Dec 13, 2015

Sandbox in the attic?

I am a building consultant in New England, and have worked on a few late 1800's/early 1900's buildings and found a 2' by 2' square box (mad…

Started by Alison Keay

3 Aug 27, 2015
Reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

Random Thoughts about Old Houses For Sale

- Why do so many old houses, especially those most in need of saving, have to be in places I'd never want to live?  Why can't more be in ME…

Started by James Olson

6 Jul 21, 2015
Reply by James Olson

OHJ April 2015 Issue

Walking up the driveway, with my bundle of mail cozily wrapped in the April 2015 issue of OHJ, something felt different.  Laying the magazi…

Started by James Olson

0 Feb 26, 2015

Designer Craftsman & Historic Home Show

Events Announcement: I just received an email from AIM Home Group, the publishers of 'Old House Journal', 'New Old House', and 'Period Home…

Started by James Olson

4 Feb 23, 2015
Reply by James Olson

In The Garden

OHJ occasionally covers issues regarding gardens so, I guess, it could be mentioned here, too. For the first year or so living at our curre…

Started by James Olson

3 Feb 16, 2015
Reply by James Olson

Stair Safety Question/ Historick House

Readers; Here is a safety question for those, 'in the know'.. I have an 1860 house which will be rented, again, soon. Since it is not 05 mi…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

2 Nov 1, 2014
Reply by James Olson

House Contruction dates on the house

Readers; Following an early 19th century custom, I stenciled the date '1860' to the front boards of the top of the porch, just over the ste…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

4 Sep 6, 2014
Reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

What Year this Floor Covering?

Here is one for the flooring experts(& the Moderators, if this is in the wrong spot, please move.) I was takeing up the circa 1970 plyw…

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

3 Sep 5, 2014
Reply by James Olson

Ditto/close up of floor covering

Here is a close up detail. The flooring looks like some sort of early plastic material Kilted Tailor

Started by Mr. Charles ANTHONY

0 Aug 27, 2014

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