Restoring Wooden Houses

by Nigel Hutchins

Publisher: Firefly Books

Written in English
Cover of: Restoring Wooden Houses | Nigel Hutchins
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  • Remodeling & Renovation - General,
  • Dwellings,
  • House & Home,
  • Home Improvement / Construction,
  • Do-It-Yourself,
  • Wooden-frame houses,
  • Construction - Carpentry,
  • House & Home / Remodeling & Renovation,
  • Conservation and restoration,
  • Remodeling

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Additionally, the book contains a lot of information invaluable to anyone restoring an old home, but it will be most useful to those who have frame houses. This is the building technology with which the New England-based author is most familiar, so /5().

Don't get me wrong: this is a good book. It covers most of the basic aspects of handling and repairing the windows of old houses, but it falls short of covering the details of full restoration and sealing.

At $50 for 75 smallish pages, it's outrageously expensive/5(24). This definitive book on wood window repair and restoration is now offered in a new edition with excellent detail, helpful diagrams, simple and clear instructions, and a good bit of Meany's wry humor to make it a lively read.

It is an absolutely indispensable part of any wood-window-owning do-it-yourselfer's home library/5(9). Packed with practical information, illustrations and photographs, this essential guide shows how to preserve and restore wooden author gives advice on everything from care and protection of wood, paint stripping, wet and dry rot, climinating carpenter ants, to repairing the roof to ensuring proper ventilation.

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A smaller house has become available, and, on a much smaller scale, we plan to move to move the new find and to connect it to the present house. This will provide much needed additional space and continue the tradition of restoration and rehabbing we began years ago.

This book is a rich and fascinating reference. Bravo!Cited by: 1. Also not a novel but reads like one, On A Street Called Easy, In A Cottage Called Joye was written by Pulitzer Prize winners Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith about the travails involved in restoring a 20, square foot 60 room southern mansion.

More about the house and book Restoring Wooden Houses book be found here. Wood window restoration and repair is easier than you think. Old wood windows were made to be repaired. They can easily be taken apart to insert new rails or muntins (cross pieces separating the panes).

Broken parts can be remade or whole sashes can be duplicated. They can last + years. Lisa and Mark Hellman, in a yearlong, top-to-bottom-renovation, restored this year-old home to its former glory, creating a pastoral family retreat in upstate New York. See before and after photos of their intensive restoration and decorating.

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But that's what Lise Thompson, whose background is in historic preservation, and husband Robert Brander, a designer-builder, set out to do when they bought this acre property in Stockton, N.J., and decided to make its c. house the first "green" restoration project of their new firm, Conservation : Jill Kirchner Simpson.

Restoring an old house is a process, which I understand is why a lot of people don’t do it themselves. But we LOVE the process, even when it’s driving us mad. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to restore a house with someone else doing all the work, and having it all done BEFORE we moved it.

It seems so. Of course, there are special problems in restoring one of these houses. So this book tells where to find the right resources in hardware, masonry, paint, plumbing, wood, wallpaper and plaster ornamentation. It also lists places to find special tools, schools and workshops, magazines and books.5/5(2).

WOW. This book is excellent. It covers in details everything anyone wants to know about restoration or conservation, wood or metal. Mostly wood which is the reason why i bought it, as i have a chair i want to restore.

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Here are eight of the easiest ways to repair and restore common wood : Hometalk. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hutchins, Nigel, Restoring wooden houses. Buffalo, NY: Firefly Books, (OCoLC) Document Type.

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First things first: if you want a comprehensive guide for the restoration of your wood windows you need to get a copy of my book Old Windows Made Easy. This book is the absolute simplest way to restore your wood windows. In this guide, I walk you through the entire restoration process step-by-step so as to leave no stone unturned.

As long as your wood has not peeling lamination, broken pieces or missing edges, this is all you need to make your wood look like new. It blends in old scratches and dings and cleans the wood nicely. In my mind, there are two main approaches to fixing up a piece of wood furniture.

The first is the Extreme Makeover/The Swan approach, where everything is sanded down until the wood looks clean and new, after which you build it back up again with a series of new finishes until everything looks like it just rolled off the factory line. How to remove mold from old books.

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Nigel Hutchins. This lavishly illustrated guide is essential reading for anyone contemplating the restoration of a wooden house. Packed with practical information, the author offers advice on everything from the proper approach to restoration, historical research, and ways of contracting the job, to care and protection of wood, paint stripping, eliminating carpenter ants, and much.

Forget all that and let me tell you about my favorite method of how to restore old wooden furniture a quicker, less expensive technique that lets beautiful old wood look like beautiful old wood.

We are restoring this Cape Cod to its original condition. This meant removing and 'improvements' LOL We currently are working on re-shingling the outside and replacing the Andersen casement windows that were added to the south side.

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