Historic storefront

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Project by footprints posted 1738 days ago 4011 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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, Phoenix, Maryland

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#1 posted 1738 days ago

What a neat opportunity! A nice upgrade for the downtown area. Congatulations on a great job!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1738 days ago

Ray, I live in Calvert County in Southern MD. I cannot wait to come to Fells Point to see your great work in person! What is the street name in Baltimore?

Great work!


-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#3 posted 1737 days ago

ChesapeakeBob – The building is currently an antiques store on Aliceana Street.

-- Ray, Phoenix, Maryland

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#4 posted 1737 days ago

I agree with Chesapeake Bob. I too will scout this out the next time I’m up in Baltimore. Nice work Ray.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#5 posted 1737 days ago

Nice job.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#6 posted 1737 days ago

Very nicely done. You did a great job on this. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#7 posted 1737 days ago

Wow Ray, that really looks great! I think I might have to take a look after Tio Pepe’s!

-- Mark

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#8 posted 1737 days ago

Americana at it’s best!

-- -- Northamptonshire, England -- USAF Veteran

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#9 posted 1732 days ago

Very nice. What did you use for the large flat surfaces? Was it a sign board material?

-- Bud, Central Square, NY,

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#10 posted 1732 days ago

A great looking window and super shop too’

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1728 days ago

Budgie – I believe the large flat surfaces were ODF – the outdoor version of MDF. It takes paint very nicely.

-- Ray, Phoenix, Maryland

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#12 posted 580 days ago

Very nice work, great shop!
I love restoration work!!

-- Thanks for looking! Steve B.

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