Paul Cutting: Using Salvaged Hardware

Paul Cutting: Using Salvaged Hardware

Historic Preservation Carpenter Paul Cutting rescued this abandoned house and restored it into a working home, using parts from over 23 houses. He recommends using salvaged hardware (and we think it's a great solution for sprucing up old cabinets and dressers, too).

• The Star: Paul Cutting is an Historic Preservation Carpenter from Decorah, Iowa. He has documented over 160 log homes and keeps a blog covering his reconstruction work here. He recently won an award for documenting log homes from pioneer times.

• The Music: This song is called "If You Want it We Got It" and is an instrumental version of a sweet song off of the album "Honest Mistakes" by Pete Miser. The full version is available for listen and purchase here.

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