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.

15
Oct
Types of Old-Growth Woods The difference between old-growth and new-growth wood cannot be overstated. Old-growth wood is better in every way, and historic millwork lasts...
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10
Sep
Choosing the Right Cut of Wood for Your Project French door made of antique oak. Note the patterns and texture in the wood. If you...
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23
Aug
Know Your Doors: Paneled Doors Paneled doors, or stile and rail doors, are an advancement in design from plank doors and transitional doors that developed during...
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11
Jul
Know Your Doors: Transitional Doors By Hull Historical The door itself is square, but the overframe has a four-centered arch. Transitional doors are early doors...
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19
Jun
Know Your Doors: Plank Doors The construction method of doors has changed and adapted over time. The simplest and earliest type of door is the...
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16
May
3 Rules for Building a Door Header Door headers are a great way to emphasize a door or window, and they help designate hierarchy and...
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07
May
Key Elements of Historic Moldings For some of you this lesson on moldings may seem elementary, but it holds fundamental principles that must be mastered...
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29
Mar
In the Shop: San Antonio Library In our shop we recently completed building an entire library for a client in San Antonio. It was carefully...
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01
Mar
Robb Report Home & Style: Accessories with a Neoclassical Architectural Bent by Jorge Arango The Hull Millwork division of the Ft. Worth–based Brent Hull Companies—renowned...
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27
Feb
A Formula for Beauty, Harmony & Unity The Classical system is influential because the ideals and philosophy behind the system is not only commonsensical but...
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