Month: November 2017

DIY Storm Windows

By Scott Sidler | November 20, 2017

how to make diy storm windows

With fall upon us and cooler weather imminent, it’s time to start thinking about storm windows. If you live in the northern part of the country storm windows are an important addition to any old house. Wood storm windows fit […]

Vintage Christmas Decor

By Scott Sidler | November 15, 2017

handmade wooden Christmas tree

It’s getting close to time to start putting up those Christmas decorations and what a better way to decorate an old house than with salvage! My shop has a lot of leftover parting beads from the thousands of windows we […]

Is Low-E Glass Right For You?

By Scott Sidler | November 13, 2017

diy window

I’ve talked about the Different Types of Glass before and their relative energy efficiency but I wanted to dig into Low-E glass a little today so you can see if it is right for you. I get a lot of […]

How To: Care for Cedar Shingles

By Scott Sidler | November 6, 2017

wood shingles

If you’ve got cedar shakes or shingles on your old house you need to know how to care for them to make them last. Learning how to care for cedar shingles, whether they are installed as siding or roofing, is […]