Tag: craftsman

The Easy Way to Make Mortises

By Scott Sidler | June 15, 2015


Last week I talked about How To Cut Tenons on a Table Saw, but a tenon isn’t much good without a mortise to fit into. So this week I’ll show you the easy way to make mortises. Like all things in […]

The Bungalow: America’s Home

By Scott Sidler | July 7, 2014


Ever since it burst on the scene the bungalow has been an immensely popular style of architecture. You won’t find it listed in many books on architecture though because it is not a true architectural style like the Colonial Revival, Queen […]

6 Awesome Historic Floor Tile Patterns

By Scott Sidler | December 9, 2013

Tile is possibly the biggest design element of any bathroom. And if you are working on a vintage bath it’s important to use historic floor tile patterns that fit your home. If your bathroom was “remudeled” in the past it […]

Transforming an Old Garage Into a Tiny House (Part 1)

By Scott Sidler | June 10, 2013

Tiny houses have recently become a huge grassroots movement focused on scaling back our cluttered lives and living more simply. Quality over quantity is the theme of the movement, and I’m a big proponent of that. Over the next few […]

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 […]

Tips For Historic Home Owners {#13 Keep Period Details}

By Scott Sidler | November 30, 2012

Historic Home Tips

When it comes to your old home’s exterior nothing is as important as the details. Fish-scale shingles, jigsaw cut balustrades, creative cornices. There are so many things that make your old house unique. And saving them or replicating the missing […]

Reclaimed Wood Farm Table Project

By Scott Sidler | October 29, 2012

Finished Reclaimed wood farm table

I’ve got a fun reclaimed wood project for you today that we recently made for a local winery. They wanted a rustic, natural wood feel for their tasting room that was soon to open near downtown Orlando. You can check […]