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How To Replace Bad Column Wood

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

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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. The Rehab Pioneer (20:00)

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

  3. 3. Restoring Oak Crown Molding (06:49)

    Remove paint from vintage crown molding with tips from expert Paul Ryan.

  4. 4. Structural Integrity (02:03)

    Before you raise a crowbar, consider these "support" tips of demolition.

  5. 5. Restoring Old Woodwork (00:01:00)

    Restoring woodwork may take time, but it's well worth it in the end.

  6. 6. The James House (00:03:27)

    The crew salvages materials from the 1893 James house, in Hamlet, NC.

  7. 7. Greek Revitalized (00:20:00)

    Bronson is ready to tackle his biggest renovation challenge yet.

  8. 8. 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...

  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Malco Turbo Shear (01:09)

    Transform your drill into a metal and cement board cutting machine.

  11. 11. The Robert E. Lee Hotel (00:03:17)

    The Robert E. Lee Hotel's 60 rooms present a salvage challenge to the crew.

  12. 12. Vintage Light Fixtures (00:01:00)

    Using era-appropriate light fixtures is important when restoring old homes.

  13. 13. Paint Matching (01:10)

    The science at Sherwin Williams is performed with a spectrophotometer.

  14. 14. Restore Architectural Details (00:02:32)

    Restore or replicate missing architectural details whenever possible.

  15. 15. Restoring Old Staircases (00:01:00)

    When restoring an old home, be sure not to overlook the staircase.

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