Tag Archives: Vermont

Reading the Historic House – – Seeking Clues to Original Layout and Finishes

Sometimes the artisan is called upon to restore a much altered structure to its original format and finishes and so it was with Leigh Douglas Johnson and the Lt. Gov. Jonathan Hunt House in Vernon, Vermont. This is a task … Continue reading

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Historic 1760 Vermont Log Cabin Restoration and Renovation

Original, historic log cabins are common in Appalachia and the Midwest (where they can sometimes be found covered in vinyl siding), but rare in New England. This 1760, hand hewn example from Vermont had been moved from its original location in … Continue reading

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Massive Garage Door Custom Engineered to Open Easily by Hand

It bears repeating, because it is not immediately obvious, but the garage doors built by Bob Moulton of Moulton Custom Door of Vermont are trompe l’oeil – – a visual trick. They appear to be traditional swinging doors, but are … Continue reading

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Garage Door Trompe L’oeil

Guild Member Bob Moulton, of Moulton Custom Garage Door Company in Duxbury, VT, is a native Vermonter who studies traditional North Country buildings in order to develop credible, accurate period detail for high end garage doors.  Recently, he has furnished … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Family Garage

It has been said that the automobile has redesigned the American landscape.  The news is that it is hard at work on a new project, redesigning the American home.  Nowhere is this more evident than in the frozen north where … Continue reading

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Underground Fabrication Continues Production of an Indispensable American Building Stone

Vermont Quarries’ Danby Quarry, inside Dorset Mountain, is the biggest underground marble quarry in the world, over a mile long with a footprint of twenty five acres and reaching six levels deep.  To the first time visitor, endless dimly lit … Continue reading

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No Surprises with Reliable, Proven Building Stone

Increased demand for building stone drives activity at Vermont’s historic Danby Quarry, inside Dorset Mountain.  Historic building stone gives the builder an advantage that stone from unfamiliar sources can’t match; its durability in local climate conditions can be accurately understood … Continue reading

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