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.

17
Mar
Historic Botanical Garden Pergola Project I’ve had a few readers ask for more information about some of our projects. We just finished a rather fun...
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05
Feb
The Primitive Classical Building If you’ve ever wondered why the Greek and Roman temples look the way they do, here’s some background and fun inspiration....
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20
Jan
Travel Quiz – Beautiful Structures Built NOT to Last The Hall of States building at Fair Park in Dallas, circa 1936. 2 of these 3...
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07
Jan
Hope for the future of architecture and Timeless Building. In many of the talks I have given over the past few months, the most common...
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31
Dec
An Historic Lesson from 1934. . . Optimistically Looking Forward to 2015. As a student of history, I’m amazed how many quotes there are about...
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09
Dec
Free Chapter Online Courtesy of THISisCarpentry.com. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. As we approach Christmas, my friend Gary Katz and his fantastic e-zine...
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25
Nov
3 Rules/Guidelines for a Better Crown Molding Part of understanding the Lost Art of Building is seeing the subtlety of beauty that was once understood...
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14
Nov
The Lost Art of Building- – Casino Construction I’ve made my point in the Timeless House that we are what we build. Our buildings offer...
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30
Oct
You don’t know what you don’t know. How much do you think you could write about the steel square? I suspect many of you have...
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17
Oct
KAWS Companion- A Poignant Commentary I believe one of today’s more compelling pieces of art is by the artist KAWS and his famous “Companion”. It was...
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