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by Old Colonial
Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Best magazine or book?
Replies: 14
Views: 8067

Re: Best magazine or book?

I haven't posted in quite a while but had to put my 2 cents in here. My favorite old house magazines are Early American Life and Old House Interiors "Early Homes" editions. I am particularly interested in these when they feature faithful restorations (not renovations). I also use several books I've ...
by Old Colonial
Fri Aug 03, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: another ooooooold one for you oldie lovers
Replies: 16
Views: 7939

Re: another ooooooold one for you oldie lovers

That's a great house. Nice details. The "bullet hole" looks like bulls eye glass that has been painted except for the center. If you aren't familiar, glass was spun in early days into sheets. The center (bulls eye) is where the blowpipe was connected. The Delft tile backsplash in the kitchen is real...
by Old Colonial
Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: New Porches
Replies: 8
Views: 13730

Re: New Porches

Chris, The original ell was torn down and rebuilt with 2x4 framing and verticle shiplap boards in the 1970s. The boards were in bad shape when I did the porches and needed to be replaced. My heated workshop is in the back of the ell and a 3 season porch between that and the main house. Shiplap can w...
by Old Colonial
Wed May 16, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: Craigslist Finds....
Replies: 871
Views: 596222

Re: Craigslist Finds....

Just saw this posted. Anybody need a few windows? http://nh.craigslist.org/atq/2999556404.html
by Old Colonial
Sat May 05, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Post-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: Transforming, uh, this thing.
Replies: 19
Views: 7845

Re: Transforming, uh, this thing.

I would stucco over the cinderblock.

A nice but more expensive option would be brick or stone veneer.

Jeff
by Old Colonial
Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: bookshelves in stairway?
Replies: 4
Views: 851

Re: bookshelves in stairway?

I bought my first house 30 years ago. It was a 1950s cape, a handyman special. I don't think any maintenance had been done to it since it was built. The owner/builder framed the stairway wall with 2x8 studs and left the stairway side of the wall open. He painted whatever scraps of plywood sheating h...
by Old Colonial
Sun Feb 05, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: losing the farm.......
Replies: 49
Views: 7084

Re: losing the farm.......

downtowndahlgren, I didn't mean to imply that everyone posting during week days is posting on the job during business hours. As I stated there is lunch time, people with week days off and moms with kid at school so the house is quiet. It just seems thats when most posts occur. Statistics say the ave...
by Old Colonial
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussions Forum
Topic: losing the farm.......
Replies: 49
Views: 7084

Re: losing the farm.......

I have been refraining from putting in my two cents but I think it’s time. Lupinfarm has to move because of her husband’s work situation. I truly feel bad for her and her family. In fact I feel heartache every time I drive past home foreclosures that abound. Everyone is attacking the government and ...
by Old Colonial
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Pre-1900 Houses Forum
Topic: 18th century Colonial- New member
Replies: 26
Views: 8284

Re: 18th century Colonial- New member

On another note, has anyone every refinished their wide pine floors? Suggestions or comments on doing so I've made all my door casings, moldings, wainscotting, raised panel walls and kitchen cabinets. I'll do anything in my house that involves wood except sand old floors. Jeff Wow, Jeff! I just loo...
by Old Colonial
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: The Picture Forum
Topic: Adding a built in hutch
Replies: 17
Views: 16998

Re: Adding a built in hutch

I have a suggestion for making your raised panels. I made a horizonal mounting router table for about $20 worth of material. I use a verticle raised panel router bit. The advantage is the verticle bits are safer and cheaper than large wing bits and the table provides a large stable surface for large...