Is your front porch missing or does it need to be restored? I have written an 87 page e-book to guide you in your restoration. This information picks up from the information about Porches on my website which you should read first. It also includes many links to other resources. [Read more]
Porch columns and porch posts support a beam that supports the porch roof. This may sound very simple but this is a crucial area that is frequently done wrong by carpenters today. The design is actually very simple yet carpenters continue to mess up a good design. Here we will discuss two basic types of [...]
Roger Moss, author of Victorian Exterior Decoration and many other books researched historic paint colors used by period for various styles of architecture. Actual historic colors from historic brochures were assigned Munsell color codes. In 1981 these color codes were then re-created in the Sherwin Williams Historic Color Pallet - Heritage Colors 1820-1920. Unfortunately since then many [...]
Painting your front door is one of the most important things you can do to your house. When someone looks at your house from the street, the front door should attract the viewers eyes to welcome them. It must make the best impression on your guests. First there are some things to keep in mind. [...]
Here is our listing of recommended Books & Magazines, links to various Resources, and some novelties to help the old house owner. Carpenters and Window Restores etc. click here.