Category Archives: Home Restoration

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Antique Home Restoration: Matching Original Wood Stains

By | Antique Home Restoration, Carpentry, Finishing, Project Pope, Trim Carpentry | One Comment

Over the past 110 years the picture rails in our living room have been removed and reinstalled many times as new layers of wallpaper were added.  The coped ends were pretty damaged, and while I did save all the original picture rails I decided that it’d be much easier to just replace them.  Finding a similar moulding profile in quarter sawn Fir wasn’t difficult, but I was nervous about trying to match the original dark stain.

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Bathroom continued

By | Finishing, Home Restoration | No Comments

I’ve now got the crown moulding and picture rail all finished up and have installed the bathroom fan and lighting. As I work my way down the room I’m now working on the built-in medicine cabinet and will soon start on the wainscotting and tiling the tub surround! Read More