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36 How-Tos From Chris Babcock

  1. 21. How to Paint a Cabinet

    Learn how to remove old coats of paint from a cabinet and add new paint with these easy step-by-step directions.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  2. 22. How to Replicate and Install Stone Balusters

    The experts from Restoration Realities demonstrate how to create a mold and cast stone-like balusters.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  3. 23. How to Replace a Glass Insert in a Door

    Use these step-by-step instructions to replace plexiglass installed in a front door with beveled art glass.

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  4. 24. How to Repoint Mortar

    Restoration Realities experts demonstrate how to cut out deteriorated mortar joints and fill them with fresh mortar.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 25. How to Reuse Antique Glass Panels

    This project shows how to build new cabinets around antique leaded-glass panels.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  6. 26. How to Add Antique Leaded Glass to Cabinet Doors

    Antique leaded glass cabinet doors add flavor to a cabinet. Learn how to install your own with these easy steps.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  7. 27. How to Restore a Front Door

    Restoration Realities visits a 1925 Colonial-Revival house that's in need of a front-door upgrade. Use these step-by-step instructions ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  8. 28. How to Install Sidelight Sashes

    Learn how to install traditional side sashes and create a welcoming front door.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  9. 29. How To Restore Victorian Wood Shutters

    Learn how to restore damaged shutters and re-install them with specialized shutter hardware.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 to $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  10. 30. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Victorian Porch

    Some simple brackets on the front porch on this Victorian home returned it to its former glory.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $100 to $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate

About Chris Babcock

Chris Babcock is a highly skilled craftsman: a Journeyman Carpenter, an architect, and someone who loves old buildings. Babcock started his career as a draftsman.

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