How To: Restore Varnished Window Sash

By Scott Sidler | May 21, 2018

how to restore varnished window sash

Here we are on week two of your free content from my new book Old Windows In-Depth. This week I’ll be sharing the chapter on how to restore varnished window sash, since the process is a little bit different. All […]

How To: Work with Vinyl Jamb Liners

By Scott Sidler | May 14, 2018

how to work with vinyl jamb liners

This week is the first free chapter from my new book Old Windows In-Depth! Be sure to check out the book, which is available on pre-order in my store until the official release on May 23rd! Today, I’ll show you […]

May is Old Windows Month! (Giveaway)

By Scott Sidler | May 7, 2018

may is old windows month

Well, technically May is preservation month here in the states, but I am making a declaration of my own for May of 2018, because I have some very exciting news! I am officially declaring May to be Old Windows Month! […]

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 […]