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Top 100 Restoring Projects

  1. 46. Malco Turbo Shear (01:09)

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

  2. 47. Vintage Light Fixtures (00:01:00)

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

  3. 48. Structural Integrity (02:03)

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

  4. 49. 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 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  5. 50. Salvaged Mantel and Surround (00:04:13)

    Joanne turns a salvaged window frame into a fireplace mantel and surround.

  6. 51. New Foundation Saves Garage (00:03:35)

    Nicole saves an original garage by lifting it and restoring the foundation.

  7. 52. Izard Farmhouse Bay Window (00:03:55)

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

  8. 53. The Rehab Pioneer (20:00)

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

  9. 54. The Bronson Pinchot Project (00:20:01)

    Bronson Pinchot restores homes and buildings into stunning masterpieces.

  10. 55. 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 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  11. 56. Salvaged-Items Kitchen Island (00:05:19)

    Joanne Palmisano refaces a kitchen island with salvaged wood and copper.

  12. 57. 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
  13. 58. How To Repair An Old Trunk

    Old steamer trunks, prized by many antiques enthusiasts, can be repaired and restored for use as coffee tables or storage benches.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 59. Rediscovered Pocket Doors (03:44)

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

  15. 60. Demolition: Discovering Rot (02:27)

    Check out these techniques for addressing moisture problems.

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