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Adventures in Remodeling – “Dis”-mantling, Part II

Welcome back! When we left off last weekend, Paul had just finished joining an additional strip of wood to the back of the upper mantle piece: Because of changes to the position of the right column and the addition of … Continue reading

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Adventures in Remodeling – “Dis”-mantling, Part I

All of the wood in this house has been original and untouched, so all of the finishes are shellac/varnish rather than modern-day polyurethane.  That means that we have been able to strip the old finish off with denatured alcohol and … Continue reading

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Adventures in Remodeling – Fireplace Mantle Edition

Paul is currently remodeling our front living area (where the new fireplace is).  One of the features that we are keeping – apart from using the century-old bricks from the original fireplace – is the mantle that was on the fireplace.  … Continue reading

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