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Hi there-In case you haven't seen this floating around social media, I thought I'd post it here. It's our latest quiz to test your knowledge on old house styles. It's short and fun. Give it a try!…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Sep 6, 2016.

Finishing Basics for Woodwork & Floors
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Hi everyone!Here's a great how-to article that's in our May issue of Old House Journal. If refreshing your wood floor is on your spring to-do list, you might find it useful!Finishing Basics for…Continue

Tags: stain, finishing, floors, wood, woodwork

Started this discussion. Last reply by StoneHouseGuy Jul 13, 2016.


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Production Editor - Old House Journal, New Old House and Early Homes magazines
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I've owned 2 old houses. Love them!

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True Vintage Style

The 1970s kitchen was garish before we got serious about restoration.

By Rosalie Wampler and Michael Gill | Photos by Blackstone Edge Studios

We tried to make the best of a really…


Posted on March 7, 2017 at 12:13pm

Kitchen & Bath Renovations with a Budget in Mind

Before you start demolishing the room, have a master plan—and decide where you will save or splurge.

By Patricia Poore

A few good decisions, made early, just might buy you that art…


Posted on December 15, 2016 at 2:31pm

Stuff Nature Screwed Up

“Not long after we moved into our 1791 stone farmhouse, we realized we were not alone. A steady hum was coming from deep within our velvet-green living-room walls. Turned out, bees were living in there—thousands of them! We’ve managed to coexist for years. But now they’ve…


Posted on December 15, 2016 at 2:00pm

Hot Water, Cool Savings

Almost every type of water heater now offers improved efficiency—even that dinosaur, the storage-tank heater.

By Mary Ellen Polson

Panels for solar water heaters usually have a smaller footprint than those for overall heating.

Panels for solar water heaters usually have a smaller footprint than those for overall heating.…


Posted on November 2, 2016 at 12:07pm

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