Blogs & Essays

Brent Hull loves sharing his knowledge of design, construction methods; historic restoration/renovation; architectural millwork and architectural history through his educational blogs.

His writing has appeared in several national publications including Period Homes; Traditional Building; Tools of the Trade and Remodeling. If you live in Texas you have likely heard Brent Hull on WBAP radio’s “Great Home Design” program.

02
Apr
Read questions and answers for architects on restoring historic wood windows. Note: This Q&A is transcribed from Brent Hull’s webinar, Repairing Historic Wooden Windows: What Architects...
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02
Apr
There are historic methods for keeping a window energy efficient. Whole House / Whole Building SolutionsTrue Value AddLong Term Costs of Energy Energy Efficiency –...
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02
Apr
Note: This blog is transcribed from Brent Hull’s webinar, Repairing Historic Wooden Windows: What Architects Need to Know. The webinar was hosted by the Traditional...
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Build Show Network with Brent Hull
16
Dec
A resource for builders and craftsmen seeking to improve their skills. I had a television show called Lone Star Restoration on the History Channel. It...
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he glass starts as a blob or balloon that is blown and then lengthened by swinging the rod downward, lengthening the glass into a tube that was then cut and laid flat.
11
Nov
Window glass may hold clues to determining the age of your home or building. One of the important lessons I learned studying historic preservation at...
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French Inspired Historical Doors
17
Sep
The best interior and exterior doors combine great design and fine craftsmanship. Hull Millwork’s door designs are often inspired by history, especially historic designs from...
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Wood growth 100 years apart
01
Jul
Old vs. New Growth Trees and the Wood Products they Make It’s true what they say, “they don’t make ‘em like they used to.” We...
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29
May
Look back 73 years to 1946 for an interesting perspective on whats happening in the housing industry today. What solved the post WW ll housing...
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12
Apr
Should you consider window replacement or restoration? REMODELING magazine’s annual Cost vs. Value Report shows the return-on-investment for twenty-two different home remodeling projects, including kitchen...
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North Bennett School
11
Jan
Tools and technology are improving at a rapid pace, and yet our skills as craftsmen have diminished. This is the irony of craft: the more...
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