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 10, 2017

Master Bedroom updates

 Crown Molding from the old Blue House torn down was stripped, sanded and painted gloss white to go in the Master Bedroom.

Crown molding is hard to cut just right to have a nice appearance.

Quarter round from the modern day is small and not appropriate for a historic home. Pictured here is original in the hallway on the left. Modern is shown next to the original. To the right of this is a long dowel that was used to recreate the original look. It had to be cut in half and fitted.

Measuring and placing the new quarter round.

Each corner for the quarter round was cut to match the corner board point. This point was restored from the old blue house.

One of the most difficult parts of putting up the crown molding was this point. All the other corners were in while this one was out. It was one of the final parts of finishing the job.

Below is the original restoration. This shows no crown molding and no quarter round trim. On the bottom is the finished job complete with a brand new ceiling fan with a new light kit.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

New paint on outside bedroom

The last phase of painting the Hardy House. This side shows a clear need for a refreshing coat of paint.

The process starts at the bottom.

Time to break out the 40 foot ladder.

Finished product. Windows cleaned and a broken one replaced. Now the front view from this side looks complete.