Bulletin Board of Preservation Resources
"Oldhouseweb.com should be a bookmarked website
for anyone restoring or preserving a vintage home. It contains products and services needed for authentic restoration
and design work, with particularly amazing and comprehensive listings of architectural salvage suppliers and reproduction
wallpaper from the Arts & Crafts movement. Even better, it has information on things like how to calculate the right
capacity copper gutters for your house, options for installing central air in historic structures, etc."
From Megan Cifarelli
"Here's a great website with links to all kinds
of architectural salvage companies, including those selling antique doors, light fixtures, bathroom fixtures, reclaimed wood
flooring, historic roof tiles, etc." www.traditional-building.com/f14.htm
From Art Scinta
Historic Window Restoration
Often the only challenge to making old windows efficient, is taking the sashes
out, stripping them of paint and reinstalling them with proper weatherstripping and locking mechanisms. Dan Mecca is
a painter who is proficient in this kind of work, having fully restored the windows of an entire first floor of a 1920s house
in Pelham. He can be reached at 423-0595. Book well ahead with him. He is loyal to his client base and serves
them first. Another contractor who can do this kind of work is James Madeira, 490-3872. James is also a carpenter,
so if there is window sash, trim or framing repair needed, he can do this as well.
Submitted by Art Scinta
Reproduction Light Fixtures
A great source for historic lighting is Richard D. Scofield in Connecticut (currently moving from Chester
CT -- North of Essex on Connecticut River) with a website at scofieldlighting.com. They do handmade reproduction
historic lighting in 17th, 18th, and 19th century styles. We have had many lights made by them and love what they create.
It takes many months as they are a small shop but it was always worth the wait.
From Beth Billik
Antique and Reproduction Furniture
Briggs House Antiques, 566 E.
Post Road, Mamaroneck
"This is a wonderful 8,000 s.f. emporium with
English,Irish, Welsh and French antique furniture and
accessories for the home, as well as antique garden and
patio accessories, all personally selected by the owner,
Lorraine Mahoney. She also has the resources that will
build custom furniture reproductions, such as dining
tables. She is personable, pleasure to work with and will
shop abroad for anything one has a yen for."
From Wendy Carley