Month: May 2017

The Glazing Putty Test

By Scott Sidler • May 29, 2017

glazing putty test

From time to time, I like to do product testing here on the blog because it helps me find the best products out there and share them with you. You can check out my most popular test to date, the […]

How To: Find The Right Contractor

By Scott Sidler • May 22, 2017

how to find the right contractor

Even as a contractor myself, I can’t deny that one of the most difficult things a homeowner will have to do is hire a good contractor. Learning how to find the right contractor is more of an art than a […]

How To: Make Shiplap

By Scott Sidler • May 15, 2017

how to make shiplap

Decorating with shiplap seems to be all the rage these days thanks to Fixer Upper and other popular TV shows. Consistently, the most popular post on this blog right now is┬áNo Joanna, That’s Not Shiplap which I wrote to poke […]

What is Picture Rail?

By Scott Sidler • May 8, 2017

picture rail

What is picture rail? It’s common in older homes built before WWII and more common the older the home is. A lot folks don’t understand this simple piece of stock molding that is sometimes mistaken for crown molding or other […]

Are Steel Windows Worth Saving?

By Scott Sidler • May 1, 2017

are steel windows worth saving

Historic wood windows are kind of like the rock stars when it comes to preservation and restoration. Everybody talks about them, most people understand the need to preserve them and you’ll find dozens of workshops around the country where homeowners […]