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.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Breeze Way New Gate and Repairs

 This is a comparison of original nails to Home Depot nails made in Taiwan. Makes it tough to do repairs.

Before the gate...

Built a new gate out of mainly original wood from the house. Mainly for Max and Lady our dogs.

Ready for painting....

Finished product!

Rotten wood on the breezeway. I figured out how this happened....crossing of the roof where the rain comes down. Original timber almost totally rotten.

Took original timbers from the back of the house for repair work.

Cut the rotten part of the cover board and put another together.

Final product!

More rotten wood on the back side of the house....had to take off boards and replace.

Ready for pudy....

Had to cut about an inch underside...more rotten wood.

Final product again!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Second Guest Bedroom

This is a second guest bed room above my office. It was in pretty good shape except the corner by the fire place. There was some rotten wood from rain damage over the years. After several months the room is done all except the floor.

This shot is how the room looked when I bought the home.

Before I got going on the room I had taken the fire place mantel off and found some interesting items. You can see on the right side the rotten boards I had to replace.

Took time to repair this section.

Had some more bat problems in the window dormer. Had to cut the ceiling and remove the stuff.

Window side of the room. Originally had to take all the bottom boards at the base of the ceiling slanted boards off due to the bat poop that had piled up.

Repair work shown. Had to sand the walls, caulk and do repairs to some parts of the wood. Then primed and ready for the top coat of paint.

Door area before start of all the hard work

Finished with the room at this point except the floor!

Lizzy hard at work on the restoration

Took off the door hardware and restored it too!

Now for the floor restoration

One side done

When the sun hit the floor beauty

Now enjoying a beautiful office for Lizzy