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.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tear Drop Repair

How to repair a tear drop on the Hardy House.....Had to do a sketch of the original...or what was left of was totally rotten....

Next examine the area from which the rotten wood was.

The view on the way up

As tall as it gets....yes climbing the ladder to the top to actually replace the rotten tear drop

Cut pieces to make the tear drop...


Beginning to look like a tear drop

Add the angles that will meet the original wood.

Glue it all on....yes this is done while at the top of the ladder..... will be priming and painting.

On the entrance way to the house is an original tear drop. Cut in 1873. All of the woodwork was replaced as much was rotten after all those years...

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