The Old-house Journal Guide to Restoration

The Old-house Journal Guide to Restoration

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A manual for caring for old houses features nearly seven hundred photographs and drawings and offers step-by-step instructions that cover every detail of repair and restoration.

Blackwell North Amer
This is the ultimate manual for old-house enthusiasts, homeowners, and architects, from America's leading authority on authentic restoration. More than 175,000 dedicated readers know the Old-House Journal is the first place to look for advice on restoring houses of every style, from Colonials and Victorians to Foursquares and farmhouses - and this comprehensive manual is the last word on the subject.
It's a hands-on guide that begins with the fine points of evaluating and buying the old house you've always wanted, and goes on to tell you all you could possibly want to know about turning it into a showpiece. Featuring nearly 700 photographs and drawings, the book offers easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions that cover even detail of repair and restoration, from shoring up an old foundation to renewing a timeworn and weatherbeaten roof.
This one-volume reference work also shows you how to protect both your property and yourself from costly mistakes. You'll learn why some of the worst damage done to your home was "vandalism" by plumbers and electricians. You'll get sound advice on handling the tough problems of a bowed-out wall, insect damage, and wet basements. You'll find out how to fix a sagging porch or replace a rotted windowsill, refinish a floor or re-create ornamental plasterwork with absolute authenticity. There's complete information on kitchens and bathrooms, plumbing, woodworking, electrical wiring, tax credits, and more, along with a buyer's guide that lists dozens of sources for supplies, and an extensive renovator's library of references on architecture, landscaping, and period detail.
Old-house enthusiasts invest $11 billion a year in restoring residential buildings - and The Old House Journal Guide to Restoration is the best way to guarantee that every penny is well spent.

Baker
& Taylor

Tells how to evaluate a property, buy an old house, and plan a restoration, and covers masonry, plumbing, electrical systems, windows, doors, drywall, floors, and woodwork

Publisher: New York, N.Y., U.S.A. : Dutton, [1992]
Copyright Date: ©1992
ISBN: 9780525935513
0525935517
Branch Call Number: 728.028 OLD
Additional Contributors: Poore, Patricia
Alternative Title: Old-house journal
Notes: Includes index

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