They don’t make it like that anymore?

Who says they don’t make it like that anymore? This turned and shaped corner trim was created in 2018 for of a new “1880s” bathroom at Dow Farm.

The 18th century house with 19th century additions never had indoor plumbing until the 1980s. This bathroom is replacing that first bathroom in a more compatible style.

A skilled craftsperson or a determined homeowner can usually recreate historic craftsmanship if they put in the time to learn how. Some tasks have a steeper learning curve than others and require significant practice to master. Having or acquiring the right tools is also essential, of course.

Dow Farm is one of the 13 featured homes in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Complete Guide for Homeowners.”

Read about the unique partnership between a young man with a passion for preservation and the family that has owned the farm since the early 19th century, and the 40+ year restoration of the property that came of it.

The award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book is available in bookstores nationwide and from online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries select preservation/restoration titles by other authors. Save with multi-book combo packs!

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