More Windows!


  1. Seth Hoffman on March 20, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Looking good! The contrast of dark sashes just looks so good! I’ll never understand how people tolerate white vinyl.

    • Ross on March 21, 2017 at 8:06 am

      I know! I love the black!

  2. Paul Tyler on March 21, 2017 at 1:17 am

    Wow Amazing Ross!!

  3. Chad on March 21, 2017 at 6:44 am

    These are the ones that slide up into the wall? I wanna see them in action!

    • Tony on March 21, 2017 at 8:01 am

      I was just wondering how these windows open

      • Ross on March 21, 2017 at 8:07 am

        They slide UP!

  4. Barb Sanford on March 21, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Woo! Bit by bit, you’re bringing the Cross House back to life.

  5. Celeste on March 21, 2017 at 10:26 am

    The restored windows are stunning and I’m officially stunned!

  6. Meghan (UK) on March 21, 2017 at 11:43 am


  7. Mike on March 21, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Looking good, Ross!! I think my favorite characteristic of Victorian era houses is the DETAIL that you rarely find with other architectural styles. Everywhere you look, there are touches that grab your attention; the fact that they are usually totally unnecessary and only decorative just adds to the charm…I really admire the way that you have fine-tuned this wonderful old structure; so many people have no idea what is or isn’t appropriate, historically speaking. Some day, when your work is done and your house is complete, you really should think about teaching courses, either classroom or online, on restoration techniques for historic buildings.

  8. Carole on March 21, 2017 at 8:56 pm


    Is the black paint satin, flat, or semi gloss?

    Not a black Stain or off-black color? Hard to tell if boot black.

    I’m going to try to add something that was never there.

    Thanks in advance for your assistance in advance!! I see large pictures in a large and thick book in your future. And $$$ in your future for all the incedentials.

    • Ross on March 21, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      Hi, Carole!

      The window sashes are painted in HIGH GLOSS oil-base paint. On top of oil-base primer.

      The GLOSS makes a huge difference in making the sashes POP!

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