Selected Reading On Architectural Woodwork

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This standard includes a listing of some known sources that may be
referenced for additional information on specific issues relating
to this subject.


-    Bock, Gordon H.  "Removing Interior Woodwork; Clever Ways to
         Avoid Destroying Your Trim."  The Old-House Journal, June
         1985, pp. 97, 108-111.

-    ________.  "Wainscot, Construction Details and Repairs."  The
         Old-House Journal, January/February 1990, pp. 30-36.

-    ________.  "Reviving Railings."  The Old-House Journal,
         July/August 1990, pp. 45-46.

-    Boorstein, James.  "Practical Issues and Solutions in the
         Conservation and Replication of Historic Woodwork".  The
         Interior's Handbook for Historic Buildings, Vol. 2.
         Washington, D.C.:  Historic Preservation Education
         Foundation, 1993, pp. 3-15 - 3-22.

-    Cole, Gerard MacLachlan Jr. "Carving is Really a Matter of
         Organization."  The Old-House Journal, May/June 1989, pp.

-    Eisenberg, Donna T.  "Identifying Wood Rot."  Building
         Renovation, November/December 1993, pp. 35-39.

-    Freeman, John Crosby, and Eve Kahn.  "Built-Ins."  The Old-
          House Journal, March/April 1987, pp. 52-57.

-    Labine, Clem.  "Refinishing Paint-Stripped Woodwork."  The
         Old-House Journal, January 1976, pp. 1, 9-10.

-    ________.  "Restoring Clear Finishes; Reviving Is Easier and
         Cheaper Than Total Stripping."  The Old-House Journal,
         November 1982, pp. 221, 238-241.

-    ________.  "Selecting a Clear Finish For Paint-Stripped
         Woodwork."  The Old-House Journal, November 1984, pp.

-    ________.  "A Study in Architectural Panelling."  Traditional
         Building, November/December 1990, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp. 9-16.

-    ________.  "Labine, Clem.  "Staircases and Parts", and
         "Staircases and Parts Sourcelist."  Traditional Building,
         July/August 1990, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 27-35.

-    ________.  "Casework & Contract Wood Interiors", and "Casework
         & Contract Wood Interiors Sourcelist."  Traditional
         Building, November/December 1991, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 17-24.

-    Leeke, John.  "Big Column Repairs."  The Old-House Journal,
         September/October 1988, pp.46-49.

-    ________.  "Exterior Wood Columns, Practical Repairs for Do-It-Yourselfers."  The
Old-House Journal, October 1982,
         pp. 195, 212-216.

-    ________.  "Installing Architectural Columns."  The Old-House
         Journal, June 1984, pp. 96-99.

-    ________.  "Shopping For Columns."  The Old-House Journal, May
         1984, pp. 71, 82-84.

-    Lief, Judith Siegel.  "Finding Your Niche in the Paneling
         Market."  Traditional Building, May/June 1993, Vol. 6,
         No. 3, pp. 30-38.

-    ________.  "Architectural Millwork:  Enriching Detail", and
         "Architectural Millwork Sourcelist."  Traditional
         Building, March/April 1991, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 13-26.

-    Park, Sharon C.  "Exterior Woodwork No. 1:  Proper Painting
         and Surface Preparation."  Preservation Tech Notes.
         Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division,
         National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior,

-    Poore, Jonathon.  "Woodwork Repairs."  The Old-House Journal,
         May/June 1987, pp. 32-37.

-    Poore, Jonathon & Patricia.  "(The) Best Way to Replace a
         Tread or Riser."  The Old-House Journal, March 1983, pp.

-    ________.  "Repairing Wood Stairs:  Anatomy of a Newel."  The
         Old- House Journal, July 1981, pp. 160-162.

-    ________"Repairing Wood Stairs:  Balusters & Handrails."  The
         Old- House Journal, June 1981, pp. 138-139.

-    Technical Staff, OHJ.  "Wooden Staircases."  The Old-House
         Journal, March 1981, pp. 64-65.

-    Weeks, Kay D., and David W. Look.  "Exterior Paint Problems on
         Historic Woodwork."  Preservation Briefs #10.
         Washington, D.C.:  U.S. Department of the Interior, 1982.


-    Belle, John, John R. Hoke, and Stephen A. Kliment, eds.
         Traditional Details for Building Restoration, Renovation,
         and Rehabilitation; From the 1932-1951 Editions of
         "Architectural Graphic Standards".  New York:  John Wiley
         & Sons, Inc., 1991.

-    Weaver, Martin E., with F. G. Matero.  Conserving Buildings:
         Guide to Techniques and Materials.  New York:  John Wiley
         & Sons, Inc., 1993.


-    Avrami, Erica C.  "Preserving Wood Features in Historic
         Buildings:  An Annotated Bibliography."  Washington,
         D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division, National Park
         Service, U.S. Department of the Interior; and,
         Murfreesboro, TN:  Middle Tennessee State University,

-    Bleekman, III, George M., et. al.  "Twentieth Century Building
         Materials:  1900-1950:  An Annotated Bibliography."
         Washington, D.C.:  Preservation Assistance Division,
         National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior;
         and, Murfreesboro, TN:  Middle Tennessee State
         University, 1993.

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