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This Old Crack House

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Monday, November 27, 2006

The Butchering of Our Woodwork

Here is one reason why we choose to paint the molding in this room.




This side of the house has been rented out since around 1915. I mean, how many curtain rods have been installed here? You would think that the things would be left between tenants. It's not like these things are made of copper and have a high scrap value if you just happen to be a drug addict or something! When I'm done stripping the floor I will show you why we are painting that too!

3 Comments:

At 11/27/2006 3:41 PM, Anonymous Patricia W. said...

Holy crap! I thought mine held the record for the most nail holes. Of course, this house had only been rented out since about 1980 so it hasn't had as much time to accumulate as many.

I agree though, what the hell is it with the curtain rods?

 
At 11/27/2006 6:45 PM, Blogger kdogg said...

Oh, no. That's burly pine. It just somehow concentrates the figureness at the miters.

 
At 12/05/2006 4:11 PM, Anonymous Sherry said...

The house I live in was built in 1900. As far as I know it was never rented out, but then I don't know much histoy about it. My living room windows look much like that. Not quite that bad, but still many years of curtain rods!

 

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