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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.

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Top 100 Restoring Projects

  1. 1. The Art of Refinishing Bathroom Fixtures

    Fixing up your old bathroom fixtures can cost hundreds less than full-out replacing them, whether you do it yourself or hire a pro. DIY...

  2. 2. Rediscovered Pocket Doors (03:44)

    In a century-old rowhouse, hidden pocket doors are brought back to life.

  3. 3. Izard Farmhouse Bay Window (00:03:55)

    The crew removes a box bay window in one piece from the Izard farmhouse.

  4. 4. The Washington Mill (00:03:27)

    Challenges abound as the crew salvages the Washington Mill, in Mayodan, NC.

  5. 5. The Bronson Pinchot Project (00:20:01)

    Bronson Pinchot restores homes and buildings into stunning masterpieces.

  6. 6. How To Create Decorative Porch Brackets

    Learn how to build Victorian porch brackets to replace damaged and missing ones.

    Time:
    Several Weekends
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  7. 7. The Rehab Pioneer (20:00)

    Dan, a rehab pioneer, is restoring his historic home.

  8. 8. How To Felt a Pool Table

    Restore an old pool table to its former glory, or just give it a new look, by replacing the felt.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Hard
  9. 9. Old New Kitchen (00:19:58)

    Host Bronson Pinchot tackles the kitchen of the Decker House.

  10. 10. Restoring Brick Walls (00:01:00)

    Bring brick walls back to their glory days with these steps.

  11. 11. Restoring Original Fixtures (00:01:00)

    Restoring fixtures is the best way to stay true to your home's character.

  12. 12. Roof Restoration (03:54)

    Restoring the cedar shake roof gives Ryan's home a sweet boost in equity.

  13. 13. Dry-Ice Blasting to Restore Fire Damage

    Outdoor house fires account for more than $30 million in property damage each year. The leading cause is barbeque grills too close to t...

  14. 14. How To Restore Victorian Wood Shutters

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

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  15. 15. 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 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Hard
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