I bought my first house when I was 25 years old. I always felt drawn to old homes. Maybe it was because so many people had passed through their doors that the walls became like an old friend. That said however, looking back, my husband and I really knew nothing. Like, I shouldn’t have tried to tie the stump of an old walnut tree to the back of our Honda Civic to pull it out. Or, the sand paint technique I learned in the U of O Historic Preservation Program may have been great on Vallard Hall but not so great on the walls in my stairwell. That would be called sandpaper. I’m a tiny bit older now and know to go to my resources to find the right answers. Here are a few books I have for either my personal resources or available at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage for customers to look through. If you know of a great book about architectural salvage, please let me know. I would love to share it with all of you.
We have a resource section at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage that people my look through for those architectural salvage insights.
By: Louise Gomez Burgess at Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage