Month: September 2018

4 Tips to Using Architectural Salvage Yards

By Scott Sidler

4 tips to using architectural salvage yards

Architectural salvage can be a godsend when it comes to fixing up an old house. The hard to find pieces and parts that no one makes anymore are all there in bins of old hardware, piles of old moldings, or […]

Installing Hardie Trim on an Old House?

By Scott Sidler

installing hardie trim on an old house

Is Hardie trim and siding something that is compatible with the look and style of an old house? I am a relative purist when it comes to restoring old buildings. That largely comes from a desire to make things look […]

Knob and Tube Wiring: What You Need to Know

By Scott Sidler

knob and tube wiring what you need to know

Knob and tube wiring is one of the original forms of electrical wiring in homes, popular from the late 1880s until the 1930s when it fell out of favor. At the time, it was the standard for wiring new electrical […]