Month: January 2017

How To: Remove Aluminum Siding

By Scott Sidler | January 30, 2017

how to remove aluminum siding

I get a lot of questions from people about removing their aluminum siding and potentially getting back to the original wood underneath. Is it possible? Is it feasible? What will I find? After all, siding is one of the 5 […]

Jalousie Jealousy: The Story of the Jalousie Window

By Scott Sidler | January 23, 2017

jalousie jealousy jalousie windows

The jalousie window (pronounced jal–uh-see) exploded onto the scene in the middle of the last century. I find that people either love them or hate them with no middle ground for compromise. It’s almost so polarizing that jalousie windows have become the third […]

6 Reasons to Keep Your Plaster

By Scott Sidler | January 16, 2017

6 reasons to keep your plaster

Plaster is one of my favorite features in an old house and one that is easily overlooked. After all, how much do you really notice a wall or ceiling unless something is wrong with it. That being said I think […]

How To: Install The Nest Thermostat

By Scott Sidler | January 9, 2017

how to install the nest thermostat

Just because you have an old home doesn’t mean you need to be stuck in the dark ages of electronics. Modern technology like The Nest Thermostat can very easily be incorporated into historic buildings to make them energy efficient all-stars. […]

How To: Build a DIY Lumber Rack

By Scott Sidler | January 2, 2017

diy lumber rack plans

One of the most most useful things I have in my shop is a simple DIY lumber rack that I built in just a few minutes using only scrap lumber. It is ridiculously simple to build almost to the point […]