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 Off with the 1952 aluminum 60 years later!! (pics)
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Thu, Aug 16, 12 at 10:55
              • 50 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Oct 17, 13 at 16:26
We ripped off a small corner of the aluminum siding (finally! Took a lot of convincing and cajoling to do this...about 9 years worth!). Here's what we found...in the process of getting quotes from painters and seeing if it's in good enough shape
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 Finding a contractor to fix 140 year old windows?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Sun, Jul 15, 12 at 22:51
              • 42 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Dec 13, 12 at 14:02
We have a rather large farmhouse from 1871 that we have been getting quotes on to replace the windows. I'm having a hard time with this--not just from the cost perspective but mainly keeping the integrity of the house. Unfortunately, we need to
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 MCM fans...what would you ask for this Poul Jensen chair?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 8:09
              • 18 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Jul 29, 14 at 0:34
My husband and I are both teachers...but he also runs a second-hand store...mainly furniture. He brought home this chair for the WOOD PILE since it has been there for months with a $7 price tag! We are not MCM fans (upstate, NY, big old Victoria
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 How much does painting your house cost??
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Mon, Sep 25, 06 at 21:00
              • 33 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Dec 15, 12 at 16:01
After reading post after post about not using vinyl siding on old houses, I'm a little worried about our choices a few years down the road. Our house is relatively big, by old house standards, I think--about 3100sf on the two main levels with an
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 Siding questions for 1870's farmhouse. WWYD?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Thu, Feb 26, 09 at 12:53
              • 18 follow-ups, last one posted on Wed, Oct 31, 12 at 21:06
We're in the process of trying to figure out what to do with our old farmhouse--it has the original wood siding underneath 1950's aluminum siding (see pics below...current pic and before aluminum siding). Insulation has been blown in (see little
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 Anyone want to take a guess on PAINTING this old house?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Mon, Aug 6, 12 at 18:33
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 20, 12 at 17:38
Here's our 1860's-70's Victorian near Albany, NY--picture is from the 1940's but it currently has aluminum siding over this original wood siding. All the paint will be white and then dark green shutters will be added. The house is about
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 What would you call this old house???
This is our 1860's house that's just south of Albany, NY. We just call it a
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 Removing subfloor staples...trying to save hardwood....HELP!!!
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Fri, Aug 4, 06 at 18:04
              • 20 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Nov 22, 11 at 12:50
Just when I thought we were cruising along nicely in our complete kitchen gut...we came across a HUGE problem. Whole house is hardwood (1890's)--kitchen is too...under rolled linoleum, subfloor, school tile and another subfloor. I surprised DH b
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 Front porch decking replacement 1880's Victorian
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Sat, Apr 20, 13 at 22:04
              • 11 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Apr 27, 13 at 11:54
I just had a quick thought...our porch is set to be redone in a month so I want to get this right. About 75% of our porch decking is fine--just the 25% near the edges is rotting, along with the columns. I've been pulling my hair out trying to f
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 Porch Railing Saga--update with pics! 1870's farmhouse
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Tue, May 27, 14 at 8:42
              • 16 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 18:30
I always feel like I receive but don't give much on this website! So here we go...1870's farmhouse, full deck replacement on the front. --5/4 Douglas Fir tongue & groove decking --cedar spindles, breadloaf toprail, and cedar columns (Mr.
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 Vintage Woodworks? Ever used them?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Mon, Oct 22, 12 at 14:59
              • 12 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Dec 9, 12 at 8:42
Has anyone ever used the company Vitages Woodworks? I am thinking of trying to replicate our Victorian porch railing through them, but hate to use a company so far away sight unseen. Any thoughts? Or other suggestions for companies to use to m
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 Replacement louvered shutters?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Sun, Aug 19, 12 at 8:09
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Tue, Aug 28, 12 at 17:58
Does anyone know of a good website to purchase reproduction louvered shutters, preferably with that vertical center stile? Thanks! Sarah Follow-Up Postings: RE: Replacement louvered shut Return to the Old House Forum
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 Front porch height to require a railing?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Tue, Aug 21, 12 at 10:06
              • 8 follow-ups, last one posted on Fri, Aug 24, 12 at 20:31
We are restoring a front porch on our old Victorian. Would love to recreate the original railing (as seen in this old pic), but not sure if insurance will let us put up such a short railing. I don't really want the new, tall, and plain railings
  Forum Message  -   Found at:   Porches & Decks Forum

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 How to replicate our Victorian railing?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Wed, Aug 22, 12 at 21:13
              • 10 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Oct 27, 12 at 20:47
I took pictures today of our railing to send around to some local lumberyards to look for help in restoring our front porch to it's 19th c. look. I attached a few pics here--this one little section of the railing remains in place and I just lo
  Forum Message  -   Found at:   Porches & Decks Forum

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 Replacing panes of glass without removing sash
Can this be done? I get that it's not
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 Selig Mid-Century Modern Danish Z lounge Chair
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Sat, Jul 26, 14 at 18:14
              • 3 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Jul 27, 14 at 0:44
My husband helps out a friend who runs a junk shop. They've had this chair in the shop for months at $7 and no one has taken it. He brought it home as firewood!!! (Literally!!) I looked up the brand and style and these are quite expensive!!
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 What would you do? Three options...
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Tue, Dec 4, 12 at 11:12
              • 9 follow-ups, last one posted on Thu, Dec 6, 12 at 12:38
This is a quick story with a plea for help based on poor timing on our part. 1880's house--FINALLY decided to remove aluminum siding and 1950's storms in September. November--had house (half!) painted--rest of house has to wait until sp
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 Patching blown-in insulation holes?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Wed, Aug 22, 12 at 21:00
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Mon, Aug 27, 12 at 18:31
The previous owner had blown-in insulation put into the house--very thoughtful, except now we have all these holes. Is this a deal-breaker in getting this house painted? Painter #1 did not seem fazed and said several applications of wood f
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 SW Paint and Primer advice for old clapboards...
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Sat, Sep 1, 12 at 10:39
              • 15 follow-ups, last one posted on Sat, Sep 8, 12 at 18:08
**cross-posting on paint forum** We are at the painting phase after taking off the siding and I'm getting a little gun shy! T-minus two weeks! We have the painter lined up and trust his prep work, attention to detail, finished product, et
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 Replacement Windows in a 150-year-old house?
       • Posted by: sarahandbray on Thu, Jul 12, 12 at 11:09
              • 7 follow-ups, last one posted on Sun, Aug 19, 12 at 11:36
We live in the Northeast and have been toying with replacing the 150+ year old windows in this house for years. It's an old home with lovely details/charm, but not on any historic registry so we don't have any confines in that sense. I will miss
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