Category Archives: Antique Home Restoration

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Restoration of the Second Bedroom

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When we bought the house the second bedroom was the most frightening in the house by far:

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Hardwood Floor Patching

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Up until the 1960s our house was heated using just the fireplaces in the front room, living room, master bedroom, and the original wood-burning stove in the kitchen.  With no insulation in the house to speak of it would have been a huge job to keep the house warm.  In the 1960s it was decided that a forced-air oil furnace would be installed in the crawlspace in a horizontal position, and the only way they were able to get it down there was by cutting a 30″ x 30″ hole right in the middle of the floor of the front room and dropping it down Read More