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Matt Risinger and Brent Hull Discuss Authentic Period Millwork

rockies63 | Posted in General Questions on

Here’s a great podcast with Matt Risinger and Brent Hull of Hull Millwork and Hull Homes discussing authentic period interior trim and millwork.

During the interview Matt asks Brent about which manufacturers and suppliers he would use if the client couldn’t afford a true custom product from his own shop and Brent said:

For interior doors he recommends TruStile (minute 15:50) 

For authentic period moldings he recommends:

Windsor One (minute 17:25) 

Kuiken Lumber (minute 17:35) 

Requarth Lumber (minute 18:05) 

As well, they discuss solid wood flooring from Steller Floors (which are real wood floors that can be sanded, restained and resealed but that you can also remove piece by piece and replaced in case a section has been damaged). 

Brent also recommends a great book for anyone interested in traditional housing design and proportions: Get Your House Right 

Brent’s New House Old Soul video series on Matt Risingers Youtube channel. 

Brent’s own Youtube channel.


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  1. ohioandy | | #1

    Yikes, my man, none of this has anything to do with green building, unless maybe you're referring to some tangential super-high-end reclaiming?

  2. Ian_plum | | #2

    I really appreciate the resources that Rockies shares. I don’t think it’s a stretch to consider how tradition, aesthetics and materials are directly related to green building. ie, replacing a single floor board instead of redoing an entire floor. Or how our aesthetic relationships to our buildings help to determine how and when we performance maintenance, which influences the lifespan of our buildings. Thanks Rockies!

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      MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #3


      I appreciate Rocky's links too, I wish posters would keep in mind the main focus of this site though. We have had recent questions about how to re-finish dining room tables, and build backyard fences. While interesting, they do dilute the focus on green and high-performance building

      1. andyfrog | | #6

        I agree. This is the second post on the same mill work.

        Fine Woodworking has a forum for a reason. So does Fine Homebuilding.

        I come hear to read about a specific scope of topics, not scroll past stuff I've already clicked "not interested" on in my youtube feed.

        I think what irks me the most is that the style of writing in the posts is very SEO

  3. rockies63 | | #4

    One thing I have heard repeatedly from architects, builders, and even forensic building scientists is that if a building is beautiful it will more likely be cared for and maintained, and if it is then the likelihood of it being torn down and tossed into the landfill is diminished. Beautiful trim and moldings can make all the difference.

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      MALCOLM TAYLOR | | #5


      Get your House Right is a good read.

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