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Featured Blog Posts – December 2010 Archive (2)

Pecky Cypress & Shellac

We recently completed a project for a great Historic Shed customer who had saved a variety of cypress boards that she wanted incorporated in her new home office shed. We used the wide cypress planks to build the desk and shelves, and installed the random width pecky cypress on the ceiling of the 12'x14' shed.… Continue

Added by Jo-Anne Peck on December 29, 2010 at 9:13pm — No Comments

In search of the past

The real estate listing sheet indicated that the house was built in 1880.  I then communicated with a local historian who found an old map of the region prepared in 1875, and the house is clearly shown in the map then.  So that's how I found out that the house is older than initially thought.  Then began my quest to dig into the history of my house.  We found that the first resident of the house was an architect by the name of Samuel M. Barton.  Well, at least he was listed as "an architect"…

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Added by A Polzin on December 26, 2010 at 2:55pm — 2 Comments

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