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...
Lime Mortar vs. Portland Cement

Lime Mortar vs. Portland Cement

Last week, I posted these pictures on Instagram of a repointing project at Saint Andrews Church in Roanoke.  Our masonry partner, Dominion Traditional, is doing the work.  The church has not been repointed in over 120 years, and the original lime based pointing is due...

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