With an insistence on preserving- wherever possible- the charms of the old, this is a practical primer on the ownership of...

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OLD AMERICAN HOUSES AND HOW TO RESTORE THEM

With an insistence on preserving- wherever possible- the charms of the old, this is a practical primer on the ownership of old American houses, an explanation of what you'll find where, what you'll need to restore- to repair- rather than change. With a description of the various types of old Colonials, the authors then give a complete coverage on hallmarks, house timber, rooftrees and rafters, walls, doors, floors, windows, hardware, hearths and chimneys, stairs, paints and plasters, removers and refinishers- always maintaining the intangibles of age and taste.

Pub Date: Sept. 26, 1946

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1946