Hand-Crafted Character

Historic houses often have a hand-crafted character that is absent from much of modern life. The precision and efficiency of a 21st century laser cutter is impressive to watch in action, but leaves no hint that a human was ever involved in the process. The woodwork, plaster, and other surfaces in older buildings often present clear evidence of the human touch – and help us to feel connected to those who passed this way before us. For many, this provides a sense of rootedness and comfort. A sense of home.

Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners is written for people who understand and appreciate the difference between a laser cutter and a draw knife. Based on more than 40 years’ experience in the field, the 720-page hardcover book starts with the premise that preserving evidence of the human touch is part of preserving the character of historic houses.

Book is now available in bookstores and from online retailers (it is currently 34% off on Amazon! http://ow.ly/N7ba50y4PSL).

Signed copies are available directly from the author at http://ow.ly/7LWI50y4PSK.

Your local bookstore can order copies from their W.W. Norton rep.

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