Mr. Charles ANTHONY
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pine timbers
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Wood Pros- Help requested!  This writer is possessed of an 1860's Cape style house, modified in 1889 to become an "I" house which it remains. I am remodeling the "Saturday Night Fever"…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY Aug 13.

Removing interior millwork
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Readers;  Here is one for the fussy pros.  I have a room with softwood millwork around the windows, a chair rail to hide the seam of the sheetrock(how clever, no tape or ect) some dandy moldings at…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Franz Mar 11, 2016.

Cellulose Question
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Readers; Here is one for the Pros.  In the great world of DIY the vendors 'fall all over ; the glories of cellulose  insulation. That stuff is newsprint which was once a tree, hence the name.  Now is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY Sep 15, 2015.

New Closet/Plaster/House history lesson
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY Aug 24, 2015.

 

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Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Hallo from the Maine Woods! By inference it seems you have bought the new -old-doors for the house. Indeed a good start to be rid of the Home Despot door. As to screen door, I date them to the early 20th century, but there are folks who know this…"
Aug 24
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Greetings; YES, is my view, the doors look about the same age as the porch, mayhap a bit later. IMHO- do not alter the finish,, do not put poly-anything on them, just clean them up and have the hung. Note: I do not know where your house lives, but…"
Aug 23
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Front Door Fanantick~  Oddly enough, the double entry doors are often found in New England shops, which is no help to you. In Craigslist/Maine, I even saw a set of pocket doors, circa 1880's Keep searching, N.B. Thanks for the…"
Aug 14
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"The Front Door Fanatic~ Yes, you are right, metal roofs were in vogue 1860-1920, the curved porch is late 19th century, Mark Twains house has them, for example. The shingle style house I grew up in was built in the very late 1800's it had…"
Aug 13
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Good Morning: A good bit of information on you home. Yes, indeed, your original house had no porch. Google up 'shingle style house' and you will see your sort of porch. Also, when you have the roof shingled{or sooner, if you are curious} I…"
Aug 13
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Mr. Charles ANTHONY's discussion pine timbers
"Thank You, now I have a 'lead' to chase! Signed the "Front Door Fanatick""
Aug 13
Stephanie replied to Mr. Charles ANTHONY's discussion pine timbers
"I would contact Real Antique Wood. I worked with them to install my salavaged pine floors and they know a lot about old wood."
Aug 13
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"'front door fanatick'-  glad to give you a start, at least. A friend in the bldg. trades tells me, and it follows my memory; that houses in our era had only transom lights{i.e. the little square or rectangle of glass and window sash)…"
Aug 12
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
""Front door Fanatick"  Try a search of architectural styles on line. You have the date of the house; with its latter added on porch, which looks good; check with colleges that have courses in this field. The local houses are not a…"
Aug 12
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Stephanie; This writer AGREES with you on the front door issue. My 1865 "I" House has a metal front door, which, some bright day, will be gone.  Keeping looking and find the CORRECT front door"
Aug 12
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Ah! I am glad you are still 'on this side of the grass'! And the mystery item being below grade, makes my box of doughnuts more likely{LOL}    "Stay tuned" quoth he:  Here be I, standing by!     Thanks…"
Aug 1
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"OK Dave, its been a while, long enough to see what ho! with your mystery items. This writer is quite curious as to what you may have found. This is not Suspense Theater- tell us what you may have found. RSVP"
Jul 18
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Greetings; Thanks for the update. And here I will admit I was 'as thick as a whale omelet", the water coming into the cellar comes from outside run off, hence the cement 'patch job'.  Am  right in thinking the mystery…"
Jul 3
Mr. Charles ANTHONY posted a discussion

pie timbers

Wood Pros- Help requested!  This writer is possessed of an 1860's Cape style house, modified in 1889 to become an "I" house which it remains. I am remodeling the "Saturday Night Fever" redecorations{Z-brick etc} in the dining room. In the doing of I found the original Hackmatack Pine Timbers, I think I have the pine type correct. They were covered with 1in & 1/2 thick plywood, and then Masonite and plastic wallpaper! I wish to leave them exposed. Aside from sanding them to get the roughness…See More
Jul 3
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"1st problem- guessing.  Check some background and do some research before you find a better door. My 1860 house is full of oddities, the current front door is circa 1970 steel!  The original front door would face the present Morning Room.…"
Jul 2
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Dave; I'll 'bet a dozen dough-knots' I know what it is.  the clew is in the black woven material in the 1st image. What you have is the grounding wire for the now missing lightning rod that was once on the Turret Roof at the…"
Jul 2

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Tell us about yourself:
This writer is a VietNam Vet, a retired NELMA Lumber Inspector,a DIY sort of chap, and a retired Living History Presenter. He is possessed of and by a Wife, one kinder, 04 grandchildren + one great -grand child. At present he enjoys life in the slow lane, with a few pets.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
This writer grew up in a circa 1890 Shingle Style Grand Seacoast home, and is now the owner of an 1860 -I- House, which has been remodeled -or re-muddled - & would like to 'find' the old house.

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