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Source for Old House Products

From John Leeke’s Historic Homeworks Q & A Column

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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