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Old World Stoneworks February Newsletter

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COMPANY NEWS: Still seeking before and after photos

Have you installed one of our mantels or range hoods in your home? Or are you about to embark on an installation adventure? From time to time, we like to reissue our invitation to guest star on our blog. We’d love to feature your renovation project in 2017. The year has gotten off to a quick start – it’s hard to believe we’re at the end of February already – but there are still ten months to go. That means lots of chances to share your happy hearth story with the OWS community. Continue reading

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This Old House: Episode Recap 12

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As the 37th season of the PBS show This Old House slowly comes to a close, the Arlington Estate reaches a turning point. This week, some of the finishing touches get added. Check out the progress so far and see what exciting new developments are taking shape! Continue reading

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Old World Stoneworks January Newsletter

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COMPANY NEWS: The Year of the Mantel!

We hope you’ve had a great start to the New Year. At Old World Stoneworks, we’d like to suggest that you make 2017 the Year of the Mantel! Isn’t it time you installed the beautiful new mantel you and your home deserve? If you want to join us in making 2017 a year of home upgrades and overall beautification, contact us today. We are standing by, ready to serve your needs. Continue reading

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This Old House: Episode 9 Recap

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After a holiday hiatus, we finally got our first This Old House fix for 2017.

The Arlington Arts & Crafts house is coming along nicely. The new family room addition is framed, as is the second floor addition and the third floor playroom. In this episode, show host Kevin O’Connor and contractor Tommy Silva work on the roof to the new addition. Tommy introduces Kevin to a product called Wacky Wood, which lends itself to the curved shape of the new roof. Regular plywood has multiple thin sheets with the wood grain on the inner sheets perpendicular to the grain on the outer layers. This makes the boards stiff. But the three thin layers of Wacky Wood feature grain running in the same direction, making it pliable to the point of floppiness. It’s perfect for the curved sections of the roof. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 5 Recap

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This week on our favorite show, the crew took an important step closer to building the fireplace and including one of our mantels. Yes, we’ve been blogging about This Old House for an entire month and are still waiting in suspense for our big moment. It is almost here. Continue reading

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Old World Stoneworks October Newsletter

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COMPANY NEWS: This Old House Mania!

If you haven’t already heard, we are tickled pink to have our product featured on this season’s This Old House. We’ve been glued to our public broadcasting station, waiting for the project house to be ready for our special interior touches. You can read more about our current obsession with This Old House below. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 4 Recap

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If you’ve been following our blog, you already know our season’s most exciting news: The renovation show This Old House is featuring some of our products. So we’ve been recapping each week’s episode as the crew improves a project house in Arlington, Massachusetts. Let’s see what happened this week. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 3 Recap

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This week we’ll recap episode three of this season’s This Old House, our favorite television show. We have to admit, the suspense is really building as we wait for the episode where they refurbish the fireplace of the Arlington, Massachusetts project house. Continue reading

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This Old House Episode 2 Recap

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For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about how excited we are that This Old House is featuring some of our products on this season’s project house. We are glued to PBS for every episode now, and love sharing progress on Emily and Nick Deldon’s home with our readers. Continue reading

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This Old House episode 1 recap

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We’ve always been fans of the PBS series This Old House. But now that one of our very own fireplace mantels will be featured this season, we are absolutely glued to our television sets. Since we’re so proud of being a part of the show, we’ve decided to do episode recaps leading up to the episode that will feature our Amhurst Mantel. Here’s what happened on day one. Continue reading

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This Old House

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We are beyond thrilled to be featured on the upcoming season of “This Old House,” providing the fireplace for one of the much-beloved show’s home renovations. So this week we’re delving into the history of one of our favorite shows. Continue reading

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