Restoration and Preservation
Vintage works on old houses and historic properties, performing restoration and preservation. We also consult, and can support jobs with millwork restoration and replica work from our shop. These jobs are wonderful in that we often work with architects, and sweat the details, including hand made nails and hardware, hand scraped woodwork, blown window glass, to give just a sampling. We enjoy the team effort between Vintage, the architects, and the owners. Because there was no standardization before the industrial revolution, each building is truly unique, and from them we learn tricks and methods that we can apply to our other projects. Many of today’s standards are not the best or most beautiful solution; they were often created to facilitate manufacturing, and are not based on historic standards.
From eighteenth century stone, brick, and wood frame buildings, to log cabins, we enjoy the challenge and reward of historic work.
Our other shop millwork: trim, windows, doors, porch railings and cabinets, support our restoration and renovation projects.