Month: November 2013

Selecting The Right Wood Finish

By Scott Sidler • November 25, 2013

Wood Finishes

You could fill a library with the different ways of finishing wood. There are oils and lacquers, urethanes and stains, sealers and varnishes. Some are wiped on, some are sprayed, while still others are brushed on. I could fill a book […]

How To: Save an Old House

By Scott Sidler • November 18, 2013

Q: How do you eat an elephant? A: One bite at a time. The logic is simple, but the feat is impressive. The same goes for how to save an old house. There is no easy solution, especially when you’re […]

25 Old House Terms Defined

By Scott Sidler • November 4, 2013

Balusters in a balustrade

Old houses have a lot of terms that you may not be familiar with. So, having a working definition of those terms will help save you confusion and overuse of phrases like Whatchamacallit or Thingamajig. Save yourself the hassle with […]