A compendium of articles about using architectural salvage for old house repairs, decorating and renovation, including salvaged stone & brick, fixtures, reclaimed lumber, and other architectural elements such as corbels and fence boards.
Regardless of the condition, restoring antique lighting fixtures is one of the best ways to maintain your old house’s original character. Here we give you an enlightening tutorial about saving vintage fixtures: safety, cleaning, replacing missing parts, and special finishes.
Part of a prized collection of old tools becomes a very cool stair rail.
It’s trendy to repurpose five-panel doors as headboards, and to up-cycle vintage hard-shell suitcases into dog beds. For restorers, the best use of architectural salvage is to replace missing architectural details that should never have been lost in the first place.