Historic Wood Floors

Historic Wood Floors

Today, I want to discuss historic wood floors.  The wood floors that we encounter in our work are often heart pine, sometimes oak or chestnut.  Let’s say they were laid in the early 1800s, which means it would have been cut from mature trees.  These trees could...
Quality Roofing

Quality Roofing

 About 15 years ago, we at Vintage decided that we would not do asphalt roofing.  At the time, I made the decision based on the lack of quality and longevity.  In the past few years, I have become more opposed to using asphalt, and don’t understand why it is so...
Traditional Door Details

Traditional Door Details

Recently, we did a door and window restoration at an 1830s federal brick house in Charles Town, WV.  We restored the front door, which included sidelights and transom.  The work was phenomenal — it included original hinges which were labeled ‘Baldwin...
Historic Bank Barn

Historic Bank Barn

    This week we started work on a bank barn restoration.  The original barn was built in 1804, and a large addition was added to the back of the barn, creating a cross, in the early 20th century.  One of the long eave walls, which was about 50 feet long,...
Traditional Wood Storefront in Leesburg, VA

Traditional Wood Storefront in Leesburg, VA

  Glass and copper is a beautiful combination with wood.  The Sapele woodwork, and insulated tempered glass units are capped off with copper detailing.   Storefronts are a very interesting sub-section of millwork.  In old buildings, they are especially tricky, as...

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