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Unmuddling a 1790 Farmhouse

A designer describes the process of rescuing a jumbled farmhouse.

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Cottage Style for a Kitchen

Nostalgic details belie the room’s efficiency and storage capacity.

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Queen Anne, 1874–1910

Queen Anne houses are asymmetrical, medieval, and delightfully ornamental.

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New Old House, Winter 2021

New Old House, a special publication from the editors of Old House Journal,  is for homeowners and designers who are planning to build a house that embodies quality and tradition now and for the future.

French Creole home

A French Creole Home in Louisiana

Grace and authenticity characterize a French Creole home designed by Historical Concepts for a couple’s transition to downsized living.

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Abatron

Manufacturer of adhesives, wood consolidants, and wood replacement compounds for structural and decorative restoration.

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Mold Making & Casting Compounds

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6 Ways to Hide Kitchen Appliances

Modern machines are the anachronism in a period kitchen—here are 6 ideas for disguising them.

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What Kind of Old House Should You Live In?

Wondering if you'd like a Colonial, Victorian, bungalow, or modern? Try this quiz from the editors of Old House Journal magazine.

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Kit Houses from Sears, Roebuck

A bungalow built from a pre-cut kit sold through a catalog.

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From Closets to Mudrooms: Old House Storage

Old houses notoriously lack storage space. Here's how to create it.

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Carpentry Tools

Five handy, high-quality tools make carpentry jobs go smoothly.

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DIY Salvaged Hardware

Salvaged icebox hardware make new cabinets look like vintage equipment.

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The Tradition of Burnt Wood

A Japanese technique for burnt wood meets the bungalow.

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Shop Tour: Driwood Moulding Co.

For a company that turns out architecturally correct mouldings by the houseful, Driwood Moulding Co. is an astonishingly compact business.

House tours

Ohio bungalow, Sears kit house

Kit Houses from Sears, Roebuck

A bungalow built from a pre-cut kit sold through a catalog.

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Restoration of Sears Kit Bungalow

A couple embarks on the restoration of a Sears kit bungalow, aiming to reverse a mid-century Colonial-style remodeling. Replacing one wall with a period colonnade lets light flow front to back.

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A Spanish Colonial Rescue

The makeover of an abandoned 1940 Spanish Colonial in Tucson involved saving original elements, removing a poor 1980s addition—and then adding three towering round rooms!

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Arts & Crafts Revival Home

A new Arts & Crafts-style house made by craftspeople satisfies the desire for detail.

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Arts & Crafts Craftsman Makeover

With generous living space yet a focus on the outdoors, an undistinguished cottage is rebuilt in the Craftsman tradition.

Spanish Colonial Revival

Spanish Colonial Revival

A well-crafted, enduring style: 1882–1940.

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A Cottage All Grown Up

Beautifully imagined and carefully edited, the 1886 house is a Victorian Revival jewel box, all in 1700 square feet (and that includes the basement).

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Restored Craftsman Bungalow Simplified

Fake siding and popcorn ceilings didn’t faze restoration veterans who saw the inherent charm of this Craftsman bungalow-style Colonial Revival House in northwest Oregon. They set about making it right again.

Repairs & How-to

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Carpentry Tools

Five handy, high-quality tools make carpentry jobs go smoothly.

cabinet hardware

DIY Salvaged Hardware

Salvaged icebox hardware make new cabinets look like vintage equipment.

Burnt woodwork in the Craig House

The Tradition of Burnt Wood

A Japanese technique for burnt wood meets the bungalow.

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Shop Tour: Driwood Moulding Co.

For a company that turns out architecturally correct mouldings by the houseful, Driwood Moulding Co. is an astonishingly compact business.

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Matching Interior Millwork

Learn about the role of trimwork, building up profiles, turning corners with mitered and coped joints, and what tools to use where for matching interior millwork.

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On Weather Stripping

This simple upgrade for windows and exterior doors increases comfort and saves on fuel costs.

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A Fix for an Unusual Basement Hazard

What to do when your mother-in-law hangs old clothes on Romex in the ceiling.

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A Feather Vase

This odd, abused feather vase had sat for years in the seller’s garage.