I am sure our readership is aware of my passion for antique hardware, to wit, I have become a collector of early Suffolk and Norfolk latches, with a few interesting Tudor and Elizabethan era pieces.
Dr. Christopher Cooper will take you through the entire documentation and evaluation process – through to the full repair and restoration process of your original wood windows in detailed close-up video step-by-step instructions.
In our previous article entitled “Wallpaper Woes,” where we gave our best advice to repair plaster walls after the removal of many layers of wallpaper.
Recent trends in the creation of a fine kitchen are to create, or repurpose a butler’s pantry.
The true sense of a craftsman is the quality of their work!
Many people who own traditional houses have one thing in common, the total lack of closet space!
Paint has had a very long history as is evident in cave paintings and the Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and in the colourful 200-year-old armoire you purchased while on vacation in rural Quebec.
In a previous article we tackled one of the most demanding projects on an old house – replacing wooden sills. We will continue this series showing a step-by-step restoration of very early window architraves.
More and more terribly executed repairs are being perpetrated on original verandah, portico, or porch posts and columns in Canada each day.
In the mid to late 18th century, lath and plaster walls were devised to hang beautiful hand-blocked wallpaper.
All concrete slab-on-grade construction has a common problem.
Living in a home that has been in our family for four generations has been an interesting and challenging experience.