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  • Kent, OH
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new counters in a kitchen
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Pryor May 23, 2015.

Scagliola? and what to do if it is?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lair Tienter Jan 22, 2015.

Re-Attaching a cast iron fireplace surround?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Richard Pryor Feb 8, 2015.

 

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Richard Pryor replied to Ryan Hill's discussion Need Help Identifying Age of Home
"I'm presuming, from the amount of work you've already done, that you also checked with your local historical society?  At least in our case I went through all the old photos in their files and found a dated picture of the town in…"
Sep 13
Richard Pryor replied to Ryan Hill's discussion Need Help Identifying Age of Home
"Don't bother doing it this way with pictures.  An afternoon spent at the local property records office should allow you to pin down the age of the house to within 5 years.  If it's the age I think, it's quite possible it was…"
Sep 9
Richard Pryor replied to Dru's discussion Re-finishing old plaster walls
"For the drywall walls, before you do anything else, use Zinzzser (sp?) Gardz to stabilize the drywall. It's designed to lock any old wallpaper paste in place, and coats any damaged drywall paper so that it'll hold paint or any skim coating…"
Jun 8
Richard Pryor replied to I love old houses!'s discussion Shingle Style Lighting
"You might check out architectural style books from that era. We've got a bunch at our public library. Dover books also publishers some out of copyright styles books from various eras. Also, check out rejuvenation.com, who have some lighting…"
Jun 7
Richard Pryor replied to Sidonie McDaniel's discussion Looking for this wallpaper pattern
"Often times there's a some leftover wallpaper after a papering job. If you have any lying around, the info about manufacturer and name would be printed on the back of the remaining roll(s)"
Jun 7
Richard Pryor replied to J. Frenchy's discussion Home Inspection on an 1890 Home
"Like Phil said, definitely you need to find out about lead paint. Also 2 or 3 other points. First, 'updated' can mean a lot of different things. Anywhere from "well, we put in new kitchen appliances and cabinets" to "every…"
Feb 28
Richard Pryor replied to Daria Kachmar's discussion Recommendation for wood kitchen counter
"I tend to be dubious about putting different chemicals or epoxy onto something that will be at some point presumably be in contact with food.You might want to check the John Boos web site (here:…"
Feb 6
Richard Pryor replied to Andy Streenz's discussion Odd 1885 window lock
"Another suggestion might be to leave a "call me if you find these" order with architectural salvage joints. They have stuff going through their stores all the time. Here in Ohio there are 2, one in Columbus and one in Toledo. The one in…"
Oct 26, 2015
Richard Pryor replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"Casey - Thanks for mentioning the Ohio lumber folks.  Turns out they're about 45 minutes from where we live.  I'm definitely going to check them out!"
May 23, 2015
caseypratt replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"I wanted to use only the kind of finish materials that would have been available 110 years ago, so granite was out, wood and soapstone for counter tops was in; the Alberene Soapstone quarry is 150 miles give-or-take from my house, and they have been…"
May 23, 2015
Richard Pryor replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"Slate isn't really available out here unless you pay serious bucks.  I'm pricing out granite and soapstone, although I'd much prefer soapstone.  It's looking more as though the zinc notion isn't really do-able,…"
May 23, 2015
Phil replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"We use a small (also slate) back splash right behind our sink.  Everywhere else we just used beadboard between the counters and the cupboards."
May 23, 2015
CatwomanofV replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"We were thinking of having a slate back splash but opted not to have any back splash. Cat"
May 21, 2015
James Olson replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"Slate looks nice.  We have Belle Horizonte soapstone (which was less expensive than either granite or marble)."
May 21, 2015
Phil replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"We ended up using slate on our kitchen redo last summer.  It is a softer stone like soapstone that is nearly black when recently oiled (mineral oil) and dulls to a medium gray when the oil fades.  It was not cheap, similar to granite in…"
May 18, 2015
CatwomanofV replied to Richard Pryor's discussion new counters in a kitchen
"When we did our kitchen last year, we were in the same dilemma. If I had my druthers (and mega-bucks), I would have gone with quartz. Doing research, we discovered that granite was less expensive than quartz-Who knew? My husband wanted butcher block…"
May 18, 2015

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