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In search of 19th century front door
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In search of a front door to replace this horrid Home Depot special that is on our beautiful 1865 home. I'm guessing the original door was larger and most likely in line with the windows. The height…Continue

Tags: door, Front

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY Jul 2.

In search of 19th century arched pocket doors
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I'm in search of 19th century arched pocket doors. The dimensions are around 76in wide and 101in high. We pulled the paneling off of the frame today and were devastated to find no doors inside the…Continue

Tags: doors, pocket

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 1.

Floor restoration options - Please help
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Hi all,Hoping this community can help me! We recently purchased a home built in 1865 and while there are still many beautiful and original details, there have also been a lot of "dumb" renovations…Continue

Tags: woodwork, molding, pine, pumpkin, floors

Started this discussion. Last reply by johninelgin Mar 7.

Front Door Help
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Hi All, I am in the process of purchasing a home built in 1865. There are a lot of really great features of this home (the wrap around porch being one of them) that provide the home with amazing…Continue

Tags: 1865, door, Front

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Jul 18, 2016.

 

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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
Stephanie left a comment for Stephanie
"Just wanted to let you know that I ended up using the people you found for me and they are absolutely amazing. We pulled up the ugly floor to find the original pumpkin pine. Unfortunately it was in very bad shape (mostly because the floor that had…"
Jul 1
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Jul 1
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century arched pocket doors
"Don't worry. I've painted this room since I bought the house when this picture was taken. But this is the pocket doorway"
Jul 1
johninelgin replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Without seeing pictures of the molding, it's kind of hard to offer any advice.  Regarding the doors,  Your problem depends on how big of a gap there is between the bottom of the door and the existing laminate.  If the door is…"
Mar 7
Lair Tienter replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"I have done this trick a few times and it worked for me.  In one house all the trim was cut short for carpet and we took the carpet out.  I took a piece of door stop ( 3/8 X 1¼ X ?) I cut this piece down to ¼" wider and…"
Mar 7
Linda Brown replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Well if that is the case a millwork company should have a knife at least similar to your unique pattern and could run a length of board for you. You could then cut your "slices" to fit . You probably have a company within driving distance…"
Mar 6
Phil replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Why don't you take some pictures of the door molding and potential gap areas to post here?  That will help people weigh in.  I have fairly large gaps on my 2nd floor doors, for example, where I believe that there was 1970s carpet.…"
Mar 6
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Thanks but it's not the molding at the bottom of the walls. That we can definitely put quarter round on. It's the bottom of the woodwork of the door frames. This is very detailed woodwork and is not flat to the wall. Quarter round…"
Mar 5
Stephanie left a comment for Pamela Logan
"Thanks!! My dad actually just texted me the same salvage place! I'll be contacting them tomorrow to ask what they think and see what they have or could get in stock. Also your tiny house looks like it has made an amazing transformation thus…"
Mar 5
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Thanks but it's not the molding at the bottom of the walls. That we can definitely put quarter round on. It's the bottom of the woodwork of the door frames. This is very detailed woodwork and is not flat to the wall. Quarter round…"
Mar 5
Pamela Logan left a comment for Stephanie
"Hey - I just did a simple search in your area for salvaged wood and came up with this: Real Antique Wood31 Cordier StreetIrvington, NJ 07111 973-923-3273 / info@realantiquewood.comIf you decide to replace your floor, go for thicker…"
Mar 5
Linda Brown replied to Stephanie's discussion Floor restoration options - Please help
"Hi, Have you considered placing quarter round at the bottom of baseboard/floor and putting thresholds in the doorways. That should eliminate your gaps. You would then need to stain or paint both to match the existing baseboard and floor. This seems…"
Mar 5
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Floor restoration options - Please help

Hi all,Hoping this community can help me! We recently purchased a home built in 1865 and while there are still many beautiful and original details, there have also been a lot of "dumb" renovations over the years that we are slowly going to attempt to reverse. Our first project is the kitchen! Currently the entire downstairs has an ugly, fake laminent floor. We know the original pumpkin pine floors are underneath because we can see them in the closets, under the radiators, and in the kitchen…See More
Mar 5
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion Front Door Help
"Thanks! I'm going to try and see if I can dig up an old photo in the town records. It probably a long shot, but who knows"
Jul 18, 2016
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion Front Door Help
"I meant a couple of streets away from Main Street. Not a couple of houses away."
Jul 17, 2016

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I like old homes
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Not much experience other than watching HGTV. Recently bought a home built in 1865

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At 10:04pm on March 5, 2017, Pamela Logan said…

Hey - I just did a simple search in your area for salvaged wood and came up with this:

Real Antique Wood
31 Cordier Street
Irvington, NJ 07111

973-923-3273 / info@realantiquewood.com

If you decide to replace your floor, go for thicker boards.  I have had extensions attached to the bottom of my front door (it was too short)  It works fine and is possible.  Good luck.

I have a 1790 house.  We've been through a lot and are continuing to restore.  It's the 1790 Tiny House in Wiscasset, ME - google it.

At 10:41pm on July 1, 2017, Stephanie said…
Just wanted to let you know that I ended up using the people you found for me and they are absolutely amazing. We pulled up the ugly floor to find the original pumpkin pine. Unfortunately it was in very bad shape (mostly because the floor that had been put down on top was glued with more glue than I knew existed and some sections just ripped up untrue pieces of pine when they were removed). Sad. But Real Antique Wood had reclaimed pine floors that they have installed and they are amazing. We are actually in the process of doing it all now. I can't say enough good things about them.

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