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This storefront is in a historic district in Fells Point, Baltimore. The last photo shows the state of deterioration for the building. The outside was originally southern yellow pine and lasted fairly well (over 30 years).
After many permit reviews, we had to agree to return the building front to the year 1900. This included special moldings for the window that, in turn, required custom made shaper knives. Notice that the windows are single pane – the historic commission insisted it be absolutely accurate for 1900. Without a doubt the windows will “sweat” in the cold Baltimore winter so the window and corbels are made of cypress.
-- Ray, Lakeland, FL