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caseypratt replied to Perkins's discussion 1900 Victorian style?
"This shape is called Queen Anne Cottage, or simple "corner house", because they were often sited on corner lots where the wrap-around porch could be best appreciated and utilized. Other than the missing/repaced porch posts it's pretty…"
Thursday
caseypratt replied to Ryan's discussion Please help identify species of wood.
"Very hard to tell at this stage. If I had been sanding it, my nose would have told me what it was: sweet or balsam-y is white pine (or sugar pine) smells a bit like pee: fir. Smells sour and muddy : spruce. Smells of turpentine: yellow pine/heart…"
Nov 1
caseypratt replied to Rod Lloyd's discussion George F. Barber "pattern book" house
"There have been two Barber plan books reprinted over the years, you can probably find the titles and ISBNs online. One of them is entitled "A Cottage Souvenir" (I own a copy) Casey"
Oct 24
caseypratt replied to Ken Henning's discussion Handle set parts
"Looks no older than 10-15 years. Is there a name stamped into the latch plate on the edge of the door? There appears to be. Casey"
Oct 23
caseypratt replied to Dawna Waters's discussion What style is this home?
"It's Queen Anne, but the wrought iron porch supports are doing it a disservice. Casey"
Oct 23

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Tell us about yourself:
Restoration carpenter,BA Historic Preservation,
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
Old house (1850/1906)owner, musical instrument restorer. Involved in the Main Street program, local and state preservation groups, and city landmarks commission.
I recreate historic details, have done hand woodworking, horsehair plaster, stained glass, Victorian Gingerbread, Fine wood finishing, French Polishing.
"I majored in the AEsthetic Movement"

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