Window Sashes

Window Sashes

Traditional wood window sashes are such an important part of an old building.  When they are right, they add so much character and quality to a building. We just finished a batch of window sashes for a log cabin project in Tennessee.  These are Sapele, and we used our...
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...
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...
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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