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How to Restore Victorian Features

Restoration Realities shows how to restore an old center hall, demolish an added closet, patch old plaster and bring back original under-stairway molding.

Materials

  • 1/2" drywall
  • paint
  • primer
  • wood filler
  • wood glue
  • drywall mud
  • wood shims
  • flat bar
  • gel stain
  • drywall tape
  • 1-1/2" finish nails
  • poplar
  • latex caulk
  • 2-1/2" finish nails
  • lacquer remover
  • small decorative molding
  • trim board
  • 1/4" wood dowel
  • 1/2" A-grade plywood
  • two-part polyester wood filler

Tools

  • cordless drill
  • dust mask
  • paint roller
  • paint tray
  • paintbrush
  • sandpaper
  • air compressor
  • hammer
  • keyhole saw
  • ladder
  • lathe
  • level
  • nail gun
  • nail set
  • orbital sander
  • pneumatic finish nailer
  • pry bar
  • router
  • sander
  • table saw
  • utility knife
  • extension cord
  • steel wool
  • tarp
  • table saw molding cutter
  • dado blade
  • sliding compound miter saw
  • finish hammer
  • respirator mask
  • screwdrivers
  • drywall tools
  • power hand plane
  • air compressor hoses
  • Rotozip
  • saws all with demo blade
  • carbide blade wood scraper
  • profile bit
  • 1/4" chucks
  • Rotozip bits
  • power wood-molder
  • cutting knives
  • sanding disks
  • finish nail gun

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