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, November 5, 2014

Kitchen Side

Faded to blue but not in too bad a shape

Start at the bottom


Getting higher...much more difficult

Tricky with the roof outline.


Next step laddice works. All wood used for these laddices comes from the old timbers salvaged. A great way to add to the house.

Measuring and cutting just right.

Now complete on this view.

One more small one with the outline of the laddice cut from original trim used on the home. Always using old wood. Keeps the home close to original.

Small one done.

View of the 3 finished laddice works.

Comparison with and without.


Fresh paint on the back side

New fresh paint on the steps. Before and after shots

Total back side of kitchen before and after.