Captain Hardy Smith House

The Captain Hardy Smith House is located in Dublin, Georgia. It is the oldest home in Dublin on its original location. Built in 1873 it is located at 307 West Gaines Street in Downtown Dublin.

The restoration of the home included searching for mature pine suitable for cutting the large barge boards with no knots. The ones used came from the Altamaha Swamp around Hindsville, Georgia.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Office Floor Renovation


Office floor had been done after the home was purchased but it did not last long. Therefore an effort to completely redo the floor was undertaken.





This is a closeup of the floor before redoing it. The previous effort was not holding up.


Some repairs had to be done.



The sanding effort half way through. All done by hand. The reason why is the boards are not completely flat.



Done with sanding.



Next step a natural stain.




Two coats of poly with a sealer to preserve the surface.



When the home was purchased in October of 2007 this was my office.




 Now the completed project. The finest office I have ever had.




Sunday, June 9, 2019

New side steps


Side steps were in need of replacing.


Quite an effort to remove all the boards


Due to the almost 100 degree weather had to bring out the tent!



Most of the step boards were beyond repair. However, a couple were ok when flipped over and the one shown here was 3 pieces glued to make one. On the white back boards about half were replaced and the rest restored.



Putting on the top coat for the steps.


 New steps!


Complete view after scraping, sanding and repainting the entire section of steps, railing and side.


Saturday, June 8, 2019

New steps and look for front porch


The front steps were in need of replacing. In addition the rails had rotten wood. 


New boards


Fresh coat of a dark grey


Repair of the railing. Lucky that the left side was in pretty good shape to restore.


 New top rail a real job.


Decided to pain the front porch as it was quite aged.


New front porch look.


New steps, rail repair and front porch painted.


Nice clean new look for the front porch. 


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Dining room restoration


3 years in the making. A restored dining room



Used as storage until restoration



Before Dry Wall installation



Dry Wall Installation by Edmudo!


Sanding Dry Wall..not fun!


Dust!


Corner Posts before and then after



Crown molding from old blue house with a dead man works!



Restoring the Floor




Trap door to the root cellar. Floor boards are from the old blue house. This in order to match the rest of the floor.


Floor board restoration. Covered by paint.





Window restoration


Windows in the dining room were single pane replacements. Original windows were rotten. So blue house windows were restored for use.







Window Installed


These old windows use weights to move up and down


Old blue house window rollers. From rusted to restored.





Chair rails from old blue house





Restored base boards and chair rails.....all set for installation



Doorway before installation



Heart pine door from old blue house.







Original Hardy Smith Door