Month: November 2018

2018 Holiday Gift Guide

By Scott Sidler • November 26, 2018

2018 holiday gift guide

It’s that time of year again! Time to buy gifts for the handyman or handywoman in your life who loves working with their hands. And I won’t judge you if you are buying for yourself this year (we all do […]

What is a Saltbox House?

By Scott Sidler • November 19, 2018

what is a saltbox house

You may have heard the term Saltbox used when describing a house style and wondered, “what?” While the Saltbox house isn’t exactly an architectural style like the American Craftsman or Greek Revival, it is still a prominent architectural subtype of […]

How To: Get Rid of Mold and Mildew

By Scott Sidler • November 12, 2018

how to get rid of mold and mildew

Mold and mildew are not friends to old houses. Whether they show up indoors or out, they need to be eradicated wherever they show up. Determining the difference between mold and mildew is not exactly the easiest task. The good […]

How To: Make Board and Batten Shutters

By Scott Sidler • November 5, 2018

diy board and batten shutters

Board and batten shutters are a simple and attractive historical option for shutters that you can make without a bunch of complex woodworking tools.┬áIn this post, I’ll help you pick the right wood, measure for success, the step-by-step build, and […]