Month: September 2012

Tips for Historic Homeowners (#5 Start Outside)

By Scott Sidler

Historic Home Tips

So many folks go a little crazy with the seemingly endless list of repairs they inherit with their first old house. It can be overwhelming. There is too much to do and too little money and time that they freeze […]

5 Steps to Prevent The Mushroom Effect

By Scott Sidler

Mushroom Effect

The Mushroom Effect is an interesting phenomenon in home improvement that is particularly prominent in old houses. This is not an actual problem with fungus growing in the walls of an old home. No! It is much more serious than […]

{Guest Post} All About Reclaimed Wood

By Scott Sidler

Reclaimed Wood

A Guest Post By David Morrison – David is an avid DIY enthusiast, renovator and restorer. He has worked on a variety of self-build projects, and claims to have helped out every neighbor for ten blocks! The kind of neighbor […]

Personality Types (Old House Style)

By Scott Sidler

Old House Personality Type

Personality types are a fantastic way to learn a bit about yourself. There are countless tests like the DISC or Myers/Briggs. And, there is one test you’ve probably not heard of- the reason you may have missed it is because […]

How To: Make Your Own Wood Finish

By Scott Sidler

Mix Wood Finish

Wood finish comes in as many varieties as there are species of wood. And, they all have their time, place and use. Probably the most useful wood finish In my cabinet is my own homemade wiping varnish. The good news […]