Help with restoring an old front door?

Thumbnail image for handsome door troy near washington parkMaisie asks:

Yet another old house question! Any rec's for restoring an old wooden front door? We have a lovely craftsman style front door that I'm sure would cost an arm and a leg to replace, but it definitely needs a little tlc. Seems like a job that would require expertise, but not sure where to look...

As we've said before, there a bunch of old houses around here, so someone's surely to tackled this job before.

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Earlier on AOA: Ask AOA: Help for fixing old windows?

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Once again, this sounds like a job for Francis Lindop of Lindop Carpentry. Francis specializes in doing restoration work and does it in a caring way that's respectful of tradition. 899-4418

Call Historic Albany Foundation on Lexington Ave. We got a name of a window guy from them years ago. I suspect they have a large list of names of people who do restoration work like this.

Restoring old doors is one of Andrea Daley's favorite restoration projects. She's restored many residential doors in Troy, but also refinished doors for Sage College and St. Paul's Church. You can see pictures of her work at http://diyrestoreit.com/. She can be reached at (518) 470-7369.

Sarah Vadney- She's based in Troy and is definitely worth the phone call.

http://sarahvadney.com/

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