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SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 1998

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the beauty beneath

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this old haunted house

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RECLAIMING A Grand Queen Anne

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the beauty beneath

Skillful refinishing restores a fine old floor to forgotten splendor

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this old haunted house

By day, Colonial Williamsburg is a town of congenial living ghosts. By night, the dead can be much more frightening.

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RECLAIMING A Grand Queen Anne

An inspection of the fall TV project in Watertown, Massachusetts, reveals a charming and colorful Victorian. All it needs is a little opening up, a completely new kitchen, a master suite, a new staircase, a new chimney and four new bathrooms. (Did we mention the plumbing, heating and wiring?)

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ASK NORM

“Sanding removes an old finish but also erases the patina and the little nicks and dings that give floors character.”
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paint proud

Secrets of a flawless exterior finish that lasts and lasts

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ARCHITECTURE

BORN IN AMERICA

Shingle is the style we adore

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POWER TOOL

SMOOTH OPERATOR

A power plane can make every door in your house fit again

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a maine original

Bill Donnell makes the best clapboards you can put on your house.

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when wood meets its match

Firewood season: time to split, stack and burn

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HAND TOOL

GUN CONTROL

Warm up the caulk before you pull the trigger

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