This beautiful Queen Anne style house is located in Canton, Ohio and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Our company was very happy to undertake extensive restoration work on this building known as the George E. Cook House. On this project we needed to reproduce custom millwork, custom cedar siding clapboards and duplicate a number of unusual vernacular details in the work.
For this project we needed to custom mill crown molding to effectively deal with millwork that was installed in the 1880s. With extensive rot being discovered, we needed to remove some original siding and wall sheathing to deal with this.
Back in our shop, Stephen Hazlett and Kevin Hazlett re-produced period details, milling matching moldings, window casings and re-milling cedar clapboards to match an unusual local size. The shop produced items were then installed with care on-site to match the original work.
In restoration work our goal is to preserve as much of the original fabric of the building as we can. Typically, cedar or redwood siding of this period was mitered at the corner making a more finished and formal transition. The original siding on this corner, however, was woven in a manner similar to how cedar sidewall shingles are used. We took extreme care when we took this corner apart knowing that, ultimately, we were going to need to weave it back together to match the original work.