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In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
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Hi All, I am in search of a carpenter or contractor that could help me with my front door project on my 1865 home. My front door was replaced over 15 years ago with a hideous home depot fiber glass…Continue

Tags: carpenter, recommendation, house, old, 1865

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Aug 31.

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 Stephanie Aug 24.

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 Stephanie Aug 13.

 

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Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"Will thank you for your advice. I completely agree with you. It definitely does take a different mindset. You need to want to do things correctly and slowly, not just rush through and bang out as many jobs as possible. I am in the middle of a…"
Aug 31
Will Stanton replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"As a professional Carpenter who works on Old Houses [but not in your area] I can tell you that such a contractor will be hard to find. Working on old houses is, in my opinion, a different trade than building new houses or additions. It takes a…"
Aug 31
Phil replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"That is too bad, but there is a lot of salvage out there, so you will find something good."
Aug 29
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"The doors that I wanted have already been sold... SAD FACE!"
Aug 28
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"just found out the doors have already been sold. I'M SO SAD!"
Aug 28
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"HAHAHA! Yes, all of the restorations I do will be with history in mind but not going backward in time to make the house not livable from a modern day in age. Could you imagine removing a bathroom in favor of an outhouse? That's taking it too…"
Aug 28
Linda Brown replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"Having been in the "old house" mode since the early 1980"s, I have come to realize that what other people think really is not of much importance. It is your home and you must be happy with your choices.  There will always be…"
Aug 28
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"Thanks for the advice! As long as no one would drive by and thing "what the heck was that person thinking" then I'll be happy :)"
Aug 28
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"Thank you for the advice. I contacted a carpenter to come out and access the situation. I'll let you know how it goes."
Aug 28
Linda Brown replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"Your doors are lovely. However, I am not an expert but the doors appear to me to be around circa 1880's or later. I have the original door surround of my house built in 1869. It has side windows ( lights) and an overhead transom window. So,…"
Aug 27
Phil replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"The double doors are beautiful, but given the different proportions and the interior layout, I would not buy them until I had a carpenter and a plan fully mapped out that looks good in a mock up.  A large single door with customized sidelights…"
Aug 26
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Does your dog bite? No. (Dog bites). I thought you said your dog did not bite. That is not my dog. I love those movies!! I've attached a picture of the enterence from the inside. I can't really imagine how there would have been a double…"
Aug 24
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
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"I think my house needs to be cut aggressively. I would alter the house before the doors. Normally I'd be against doing that l, but the whole entrance to my house is not original. It's been heavily modified to accommodate the current ugly…"
Aug 23
Stephanie replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of 19th century front door
"Darn. I live in NJ. Tons of my neighbors though have the original mail slots. Most of them are welded shut though. My house does not have a closed interior entrance. Do you think it might have originally? Do you think it's possible that these…"
Aug 23
Phil replied to Stephanie's discussion In search of a Carpenter who specializes in old home restoration
"I think that these doors look very nice.  How close are they to the opening in your house?  If they have to be cut aggressively, that might be a problem."
Aug 23

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Tell us about yourself:
I like old homes
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
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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