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, May 14, 2014

Heart Pine Door Restoration for Dining Room

100 year old door from Old Blue House torn down. First side was not too bad.

                         Other side was covered in about 5 layers of paint.                              

Close up of the work at hand.

All sanded down. Took many hours to get to this point using paint stripper and sanding.


Finished with two layers of polyurethane.

Close up of the door handle before painting.

Made of steel it got a coat of gold spray paint.

Doorway sanded down and ready for stain and poly.

Door and doorway finished with 2 coats of polyurethane.