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May 7, 2014

Fairbanks Home – next phase

Filed under: Documentation,Hardware,Historical Material,Of Interest,Restoration,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 3:10 pm

The next phase of restoration of the Fairbanks Home at This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake City, Utah has begun.  The sill, lintle and molding restoration is documented here.

removing kitchen door

The kitchen door and three lower window sashes needed attention.  The original door in the kitchen addition was in need of stripping the many layers of old paint, restoration to the woodwork and reattaching the hardware.

kitchen door outside

kitchen door inside

Here are photographs of the inside and outside of the door.

kitchen door outside stripped

kitchen door inside stripped

And here is what it looks like after the paint is removed.  The large number of nails, 54 in one cleat was surprising.

kitchen door cleat

The three lower window sashes all looked liked like the one in the photograph, the lower rails were rotten and the sash did not stay together.  Two sashes in the original part of the house have a bead detail on the frames and mullions, the window from the kitchen addition has much simpler detail.

window damage

More on the work later, have roughed out all of the rails and styles for the sash frames and the mullions are all finished, so it is time to chop and cope.




  1. Sounds like fun Stephen, enjoy!!

    Comment by Gerald — May 7, 2014 @ 5:01 pm

  2. Doing what you love best and it’s looking good!

    Comment by Merrily Bonnette — May 8, 2014 @ 9:11 am

  3. And glad to see you’re back at work on the Fairbank home. I was talking a couple of days ago about this is the place and that home and about the moving of it they have been from the area and were unaware of the history of the house. I make sure Georgia sees this.

    Comment by Dave — May 9, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

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