Month: March 2014

How To: Remove Paint From Hardware

By Scott Sidler • March 31, 2014

How to remove paint from hardware

  Old hardware is just like everything else in an old house, covered with decades of paint. Antique hardware can be some very attractive and beautifully crafted pieces of art that is well worth restoring. If you want to remove […]

Invisible Repairs For a Hardwood Floor

By Scott Sidler • March 17, 2014

Invisible Repairs Hardwood Floor

My company is featured in the April/May 2014 edition of Fine Homebuilding Magazine for the unique way we repair historic hardwood floors. Here is a large portion of the article available for free only to The Craftsman Blog family. Enjoy! […]

How To Restore Steel Windows

By Scott Sidler • March 10, 2014

Historic Steel Window

Historic steel windows are all across America. They became popular in big cities to combat the fires that were so common around the turn of the 20th century. Then, from the 1930s until the 1950s, they were a popular choice […]

The Oldest House in America

By Scott Sidler • March 3, 2014

Oldest House in America

  What is the oldest house in America? Is there any way to really tell? The answer is yes, we really can tell what the oldest house in America is…we think. When you go back centuries to colonial times, records […]