Replacing Window Sash Cord – Part One

Replacing Window Sash Cord – Part One

Old houses which retain their original wood windows are fortunate; with a little TLC these windows can stay functional and outlast any vinyl product on the market today.   Replacing frayed or broken window sash cord is not very difficult, but it does sometimes require...
Anatomy of a Plastered Archway

Anatomy of a Plastered Archway

Archways in plaster walls – without a traditional wood casing surrounding them – became highly fashionable in the 1920’s and remained popular with builders into the 1950’s.  They are most likely to be found in Tudor Revivals and Spanish...
A New Old House Project

A New Old House Project

As if there weren’t enough things around here that need attention, I unexpectedly found myself involved in a new project:  the renovation of someone else’s house.  It’s an early twentieth-century house which has been empty for a long time.  It will...