Historic Preservation Time Machine

By Scott Sidler • December 10, 2018

What if you could jump in a time machine and see what historic preservation has accomplished over the last 10 years? Well, you can and I’ll show you how in this post! But, first we need to answer a couple […]

How To: Deal With Asbestos Siding

By Scott Sidler • December 3, 2018

Asbestos siding was all the rage in the early part of the 20th-century. What Beanie Babies were to the 1990s, asbestos siding was to the the 1930s. Well maybe, it wasn’t quite the same, but you get the idea. It […]

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 […]

What Sheen Paint Should I Use?

By Scott Sidler • October 29, 2018

what sheen paint should I use

Trying to choose what sheen paint you should use on your project may not have been something you’ve given much thought to, but it can make a huge difference in how the final product looks. Not only are there a […]

Wood Glue vs Polyurethane Glue

By Scott Sidler • October 22, 2018

Wood Glue vs Polyurethane Glue

Finding the right glue for your project can be tough. There are a a lot of options out there to sift through and each brand has its own version of each type of glue. This post won’t go into all […]