They don’t make like they used too!

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Boardroom Shutter Quality stands the test of time

I had the distinct pleasure of providing window coverings for the home Mr. Procter, the founder of Procter and Gamble built for his daughter in 1903. The home was built of granite and all of the interior trim is a beautiful quarter sawn maple. As I walked the home and noticed yards and yards of maple trim and built-in book cases it occurred to me that there was no electricity in 1903 and so all of this wood was cut, milled and formed by hand.

Square is Good

The thing about this installation that impressed me the most was that as I measured from window to window and room to room I discovered that the windows were all exactly the same. They were all perfectly square 111 years after they were constructed. I rarely see that in brand new custom built homes. I have such an appreciation for these artisans of yesteryear. I look forward to the next historical home I get to work in.