Month: April 2018

How To: Get an Old House Ready for Spring

By Scott Sidler • April 30, 2018

how to get an old house ready for spring

Spring is upon us and it’s time to do a little seasonal maintenance for your old house to keep things humming into the summer. I’ve put together this little guide to help you focus on what matters and make the […]

The Problems with Composite Decking

By Scott Sidler • April 23, 2018

the problems with composite decking

There are a lot of options for decking today. It’s not like the old days where you had to simply choose between different species of wood. Today, there are still all of the wood options of yesterday, but now there […]

Phillips or Flat?

By Scott Sidler • April 16, 2018

phillips or flat

I never really knew how serious the discussion about which screw to use could be until I posted a picture of a restored sash lock on social media the other day. I was particularly proud of this meticulously restored piece […]

How To: Clean Hazy Glass

By Scott Sidler • April 9, 2018

how to clean hazy glass

How do you clean hazy glass? If you’ve got an old house I’m sure you’ve asked this question before. It’s amazing how nice clean, sparkly glass looks. After staring through grimy windows for years, when that old wavy glass is […]

How To: Paint a Room Like a Pro

By Scott Sidler • April 2, 2018

how to paint a room like a pro

Painting is one of the most DIY friendly projects you can tackle and it can make a wall, a room, or an entire house look incredibly good if done well. If done poorly, you’re in for lots of trouble down […]