…More Inching

The rarely seen NE corner of the Cross House. A window in the dining room had been converted into a door. Almost all the water table (the trim just above the stone foundation) was also long missing, as was a lot of siding. Even siding which was extant was barely attached (see to the left of the red door). In short, a friggin’ mess.


New water table! I had this custom-milled and this completes this project! And the “lost” window has been recreated!


Justin installing siding!


Save for the two pieces of siding above the recreated window, all the damage, missing parts, and alterations have now been made right!!!!!!!! I need to paint but as of tomorrow morning all the construction is done! Again, the…


…before. Yikes! Also note the black pipe thingy. This went to an AC condenser. There were three such tubes (and electrical wires) and I am having them all buried. The condensers are being moved away from the house, and into their own fenced area.




  1. Seth Hoffman on March 7, 2017 at 8:19 pm

    Looking good!

    It appears the head casing and cornice over the re-introduced window is vintage. Did you repurpose it from elsewhere on the house?

    • Ross on March 7, 2017 at 8:29 pm

      Nope, it is original to the location. It was the only part of the NE window trim extant.

      • Seth Hoffman on March 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

        Ah, I see it now looking back at your previous “before” post. Nice to have it. It doesn’t look too difficult to duplicate, but nonetheless nice to spend the effort elsewhere.

        • Ross on March 7, 2017 at 8:37 pm

          I really love being able to save original bits! It’s a special thrill!

  2. B. Davis on March 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    FANTASTIC!!!!!! I bet you went out and celebrated! What a beautiful restoration. The house sighs with thanks.

  3. Tony on March 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Ross, a curious thought just came to me. All the exterior doors are paneled with no glass. Have you checked to see if this door was ever the same? They may have altered it.

  4. joanne on March 7, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Inspiring, for sure! Beautiful corner of the house, now!

  5. Jason J on March 8, 2017 at 12:51 am

    Yes us old house people totally understand the inching away part! One doesn’t realize how many things are needed to just do one part. I am “hoping” by winter to have one side on a 1200sqft or so square parsonage done by winter but like your experiencing it is just so slow! So much is needed and it takes so long but the positive…Is that once all this is done, these places will out last you and need very little maintenance. Its just that slow inching to bring them back…..

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