"In our second old house an 1809 colonial I found a ton of news papers under the pantry cabinets put in the 1950's. Those newspapers along with a bunch from the current day were walled up as I finished an interior wall in the kitchen. During…"
"One thing that I found useful on softwood floors stripped of all finishes is a 50-50 mix of boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Brush this on the floor, let it set an hour or two, then wipe down with a cloth until barely tacky. It soaks in and…"
"When we lived in our second old house, I found an 1843 penny in the front walkway. While working on the carriage shed I located a nail pouch with rose head nails and a leather wallet of some sort. These were probably left by the carpenter…"