Blogs & Essays

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

23
Aug
Paneled doors, or stile and rail doors, are an advancement in design from plank doors and transitional doors that developed during the Renaissance era. In order...
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11
Jul
Transitional doors are early doors like plank doors but are usually constructed with an overframe that helps hold the boards together more firmly. A transitional door...
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19
Jun
The construction method of doors has changed and adapted over time. The simplest and earliest type of door is the plank door. Planks of wood...
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16
May
Door headers are a great way to emphasize a door or window, and they help designate hierarchy and bring order to a room. However, today...
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07
May
For some of you this lesson on moldings may seem elementary, but it holds fundamental principles that must be mastered before being able to design...
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01
Mar
The Hull Historical division of the Ft. Worth–based Brent Hull Companies—renowned for its top-tier millwork and preservation—has unveiled the limited-edition Brent Hull Signature collection of...
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27
Feb
The Classical system is influential because the ideals and philosophy behind the system is not only commonsensical but also works mathematically, visually and functionally. In...
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20
Feb
Before we can fully understand the Greek and Roman system of building which is a key element of a timeless house, we need to understand...
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19
Feb
The starting place to learn the fundamental grammatical rules for communicating clearly with our houses is here with the Classical system of building Barista Coffee:...
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12
Feb
Have you ever found yourself looking at a house knowing something isn’t right, but you’re not sure what it is? Have you found yourself in...
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