Month: December 2016

A Christmas Gift from The Craftsman Blog

By Scott Sidler • December 23, 2016

have yourself a merry little christmas

Every year at Christmas time I try to do a little something fun for my readers. Christmas is my favorite time of the year, and for a musical theatre performer turned restoration contractor, I like getting to work with some […]

How To: Cure Drafty Windows

By Scott Sidler • December 19, 2016

Stop Gap

If you love your old windows like I do, but you hate the cold drafts that show up every winter, then I’ve got a simple solution for you that works all year round. I’ve talked a lot about weatherstripping windows […]

Big Changes At The New Craftsman Blog

By Scott Sidler • December 12, 2016

The new craftsman blog

I’m super excited to show you around my completely redesigned website today! This redesign has been a long time in the works and I know you’re going to love the new features and functionality. I don’t want you to worry […]

How To: Repoint Historic Mortar

By Scott Sidler • December 5, 2016

Learning how to repoint historic mortar is an important part of maintaining any masonry structure. Whether it’s built with brick, stone, or block, any historic masonry building with lime mortar will need some amount of repointing during its life. When repointing, […]