"Yep. I discovered a 'secret room' above the main fire place, a second 'root cellar' basement - not connected with the main basement - and numerous covered-over windows, cabinets... Old house ownership is a constant treasure…"
"Are you going to refinish the floor? I'd delay dealing with the edge treatment till that's done, if so, Brass strip would look nice with tiles... If you refinish the floor, you can probably narrow the transition width..."
"Another nice fireplace! (Or, it *WILL* be in the end :)
Are the tiles the same on the floor and the wall?? Often wall tiles are lighter weight than what you would want on the floor... Otherwise, your idea of moving the tiles from one…"
"Wonderful looking tiles surrounding the fireplace!! Is it as narrow as it looks?? (Looks to be 24"?) I agree that it seems like it originally burned coal... I would use concrete 'wonderboard' as a base for…"
"If you are interested in exactly what this is, I think that you should email the picture to Bill Rigby or Ed Donaldson. I have spent a lot of time studying and buying antique hardware for my house. Among people with an internet presence, the…"
"This is an ornate kind of harware that was massed produced in the late Victorian period. Probably between 1880 and 1900. If you want to see many examples, go on eBay and look at "Eastlake Hardware" or "Victorian Hardware" and you…"
"Our 1864 house has had 'high quality' replacement windows done to one wing in the 1970's - those are now totally shot, hardware and all... The double-pane has clouded on the inside of all of them, and all require a total re-do.
Over Christmas week, I removed a 1957 'remodeling' Homasote wall to find intact bead-board cabinets with amazing latch mechanisms - These latches are four separate pieces that are assembled with screws on the cabinet -Has anyone ever seen this style? Any information would be appreciated...…See More