Month: March 2018

How To: Triage an Old House (aka Where to Start)

By Scott Sidler • March 26, 2018

how to triage an old house

It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you get ready to start renovating an old house. The questions will swirl around your head like tweety birds after a cartoon concussion about where to start and how much it will cost. You […]

Wood Restoration in 4 Easy Steps

By Scott Sidler • March 19, 2018

wood restoration in 4 easy steps

If you are doing any wood restoration then using epoxy is a must, but a lot of people are intimidated when they hear the word “epoxy” like it is some dark art of magic wood repair that only professionals can […]

Preservation is Not About the Past, It’s About the Future

By Scott Sidler • March 12, 2018

preservation is not about the past it's about the future

You may think that historic preservation and the preservationists that adhere to its sometimes kitschy principles are stuck in the past, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You see, I’m going to let you in on a little […]

How To: Install Subway Tile

By Scott Sidler • March 5, 2018

how to install subway tile

Subway tile is one of the staples of kitchens and bathrooms in historic homes. The clean simplicity of 3″ x 6″ ceramic rectangles harken back to the early 20th-century like nothing else. It has been around comfortably over a hundred […]