Category Archives: Finishing

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

Front Door Reglaze: Part 2

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Joanne from Maplewood Stained Glass Designs did a fantastic job with the new stained glass for the front door.  It’s incredible how well it matches the original stained glass in the house, and we couldn’t be happier.  We won’t actually install it until the drywall is all up and painted — but the photo above gives a good idea of how it will look.

Another photo below in the protective case I built for it:

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