Monday, December 27, 2010

Hardware, Restored

One of Eric's fortes outside of architecture and building is restoring antique hardware. You can see the results here. These are the original door knobs after some work with the grinding wheel (with abrasive brush) and 'wipe on' polyurethane. Unfortunately not all the hinges were solid brass, so some of the brass finish is gone, but thats hidden most of the time anyway on a near exterior door.

















Sunday, December 12, 2010

with all the trimmings

Rick the finish carpenter came up from Indy this past week to start tackling all the trim work that needs to be done. All the trim on the first floor is red oak with Minwax Ipswich pine stain. Not too dark. The dark horizontal piece at the top of the window is mahogany, nice idea from Eric.

Rick made a rack to store all the trim since it was all over the floor for the past few weeks.