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.

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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15
Nov
Sometimes functional hurdles can result in a beautiful solution. We are currently building a wonderful traditional home on a challenging lot. The grade change from...
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19
Jan
We sent two of our architectural designers, Austin Bewley and Rebecca Eaton, to New York City for an eight day ICAA Intensive Program to learn more about...
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13
Jan
One of the more underused methods of sprucing up the exterior of a house is to fix up the garage. While the garage is often...
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07
Nov
“When I get a little money I buy books, and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” -Erasmus A survey of the master...
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