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    We fire off four battery-powered finish nailers to see which ones make the grade.


      A new old farmhouse on 40 acres in southeast Wisconsin, owner-designed and -built, is a study in primitive textures.


        Follow this step-by-step process to create a convincing wood grain pattern.


          It's easy to make mistakes when adding shutters to a historic house. Here are 7 big ones to avoid.


          The Best Shutters for Old Houses

          Thumbnail image for The Best Shutters for Old Houses Not every historic house had shutters, but many need them to look their best.
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          Guide to Reproduction Wallpaper

          Thumbnail image for Guide to Reproduction Wallpaper These companies offer authentic wallpaper patterns for houses from the colonial era to the mid-20th century.
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          Rescuing a Folk Victorian Family Home

          Thumbnail image for Rescuing a Folk Victorian Family Home The ancestral home afforded an opportunity to do right by a decaying Victorian house that deserved better.
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          Farmhouse With a Modern Twist

          Thumbnail image for Farmhouse With a Modern Twist Architect John Lawrence Upton renovates a historic farm in Jamestown, Rhode Island.
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          Restoring a Historic Federal House in Maryland

          Thumbnail image for Restoring a Historic Federal House in Maryland They bought the house for its understated Federal elegance. But as they researched its history and restored its rooms, these owners found the house became their avocation.
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          Colonial History at Strawbery Banke Museum

          Thumbnail image for Colonial History at Strawbery Banke Museum Get immersed in colonial life at New Hampshire's Strawbery Banke Museum.
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