Month: April 2013

Why Does My Old House Have Two Front Doors?

By Scott Sidler | April 29, 2013

Lots of old homes have the mysterious second front door. Some were added in renovations over the years, but others are original. The explanations for these original double doors are all over the map. Many folks finally give up hope […]

The 7 Best Products to Patch Wood

By Scott Sidler | April 22, 2013

7 best products to patch wood

Sometimes it’s nail holes and sometimes it’s rotten wood, but your projects will often require you to patch wood. In this post I’ll help you determine the best materials (and there are tons available!) to use when the time comes […]

When Did The Garage Become So Important?

By Scott Sidler | April 15, 2013

I was driving through the suburbs yesterday on the way to a friend’s place when I noticed something that has never really stood out to me before. House after house, street after street I noticed a pattern. The houses in […]

Why Should You Save an Old House?

By Scott Sidler | April 8, 2013

The law of supply and demand is a basic economic principle of a free market that goes like this: As demand for an item goes up the price goes up. This attracts new suppliers who increase the supply bringing the price back […]

The Truth About Lead Paint

By Scott Sidler | April 3, 2013

Lead Paint

Guest Post by Wade Myer – Wade grew up under the watchful eye his father, a contractor, who taught him the tools of the trade. Even though he can swing a hammer with the best of them, he’s always been drawn […]

How To: Cut Antique Glass

By Scott Sidler | April 1, 2013

The title may say, “how to cut antique glass,” but it’s really the same process for any kind of glass you would find in windows or doors. The easy way is to bring your measurements to the local glass shop […]