"This past summer we painted our farm kitchen, which is wooden bead board wainscot and above that, horizontally laid bead board strips. Now that that winter is here and the kitchen is being heated, there are significant gaps showing up ..."
I am seeking a source for items such as embossed tin ceilings, reproductions of door hardware, decorative metal, mantel and door frame carvings etc. Is there any catalog that would contain such items?
You need the Old-House Journal’s Restoration Directory. It lists over 1,500 suppliers of products and services for homes built from 1750 to 1940 and for new homes built in the traditional manner. (202 339-0744, ext. 101, $14.95)
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