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36 How-Tos From Restoration Realities

  1. 1. How To Remove and Brace a Rotting Porch Column

    Learn how to take the first steps toward replacing a porch column.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  2. 2. How To Replace Bad Column Wood

    Learn how to take the bad wood from the original porch column and replace it with new.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  3. 3. How To Restore a Porch Railing

    Learn how to restore a water-damaged original handrail around a porch, with a new beveled bottom rail to keep the water from damaging t...

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  4. 4. How to Build Staircase Balusters and Newel Posts

    Make a new staircase by building new baluster spindles and newel posts.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  5. 5. How to Replace Staircase Treads

    The experts show how to remove damaged staircase treads and replace them with new treads.

    Cost:
    $0 to $0
  6. 6. How To Repair Porch Columns

    Utilizing old photos, "ghosting" from previous fixtures and pieces of the old column as guides, learn how to create new porch columns a...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 7. How To Install Porch Flooring

    The first phase of a front-porch restoration is to complete construction of the porch floor, including support and decking. Here's how ...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 to $1000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  8. 8. How To Repair a Sagging Support Beam

    Learn how to install a two-column design system to properly support a porch roof.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. Restoring Vintage Sliding Garage-Doors

    Keeping your vintage sliding doors can be a simple project. Learn how to restore vintage sliding garage-doors with these easy steps.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $250 to $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  10. 10. How to Repair Clapboard Siding

    Repairing a bungalow's siding is easy. Fix clapboard siding with these simple steps.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $1000 to $2500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
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About This Show

DIY takes the hesitation out of restoration. In these half-hour episodes, Restoration Realities travels across the country in search of restoration-minded homeowners with great older homes. Our team offers the help, encouragement and knowledge to tackle projects such as restoring a wooden baluster on a staircase, tearing out a wall to reveal a hidden fireplace, and repairing damaged ornamental plaster in an Italianate home.

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