All windows shown with meeting rail, or unless otherwise specified, to have pine frames made for double-hung sashes, with 7/8-inch hard pine pulley stiles, tongued into outside casings, beads, 3/4-inch ground casings, 1 3/8-inch yokes, 2 3/4-inch sills to pitch 1 1/2 inches, 7/8-inch by 5-inch outside casing over boarding, with 1 3/4 by 2 1/4-inch back band window caps as shown. To have 2-inch bronze-faced axle pulleys.


To be 2 feet by 2 feet, with plank frame 6 inches high. Heavy strap hinges, and fixtures to hold cover at any angle. Frame and cover to be tinned,,

Door-Frames And Doors. - Outside Door-Frames

To be made from clear pine stock, 1 7/8 inches thick, rebated and beaded on inner edge, and with 1 3/4-inch hard pine thresholds. Casing of outside door-frames to correspond with windows.

Inside Door Frames

All inside swinging doors to have l 3/4-inch double-rebated and beaded frames of pine or whitewood to match adjacent finish. Veneer for other woods with 1/4-inch veneer on 1 1/4-inch pine.


Sash to be of white pine, unless otherwise specified. In first story 1 3/4 inches thick; in second and third stories, and all of ell, to be 1 1/2-inches thick; in cellar, 1 1/4 inches thick. Large one-light sash to have 1 1/2-inch meeting rails. Sash not to be stained.


Doors, except stock doors, to be paneled and moulded according to scale and detail drawings. All panels to be loose and not glued or nailed. Tenons to have 3/4-inch haunches. Outside veneered doors to be 2 1/4 inches thick; doors 3 feet wide and over, to be 2 inches thick; all others, 1 3/4 inches.

Front And Rear Hall Doors

Are to be 2 1/4 inches thick, of white pine, veneered inside to match vestibule, lower panels raised, upper panel glazed with polished plate glass.

Other Outside Doors

To be 1 3/4-inch pine stock sash doors, as shown, with wood muntins, glazed with double-thick glass.

Sliding Doors

To have astragal joint at center, and 5/8-inch by 1 1/4-inch friction mould all around; to slide on Richards or other approved patent hangers, on birch track.

Dwarf doors for wardrobes, cupboards, pantry, etc., to be solid paneled, 1 1/4 inches thick.

Build cellar door of 7/8-inch stock.

Doors not veneered, to be of solid pine, whitewood, cypress, or birch, to match room.

Doors in rooms having hardwood finish, to have thoroughly kiln-dried, white pine core, with solid mouldings and 1/4-inch veneering of kiln-dried wood 3/4-inch on edges, well glued on both sides to match hardwood finish of rooms. If one of two adjacent rooms is to be painted, veneer door with hardwood of other room, on both sides.

All panels over 15 inches wide to be glued up.

Stock Doors

To be 1 3/4 inches thick, stock sizes, with plain panels and flush mouldings on both sides, 4 panels. Architect to approve sample showing quality and arrangement of panels.


Blinds are to be hung for all windows. They are to be of cypress or of white pine, 1 1/8 inches thick. Mark each blind to correspond with mark on window-opening.


To be furnished and set, for all outside doors and windows that open; made from best, clear, thoroughly seasoned white pine, 7/8-inch thick, to be stained and varnished three coats. Screens are to be fitted with lifts, springs, and runs, so that they can be used for either upper or lower half of sash, with adjustable run.

Wood frames to be covered with 14-mesh best approved galvanized wire, using heavy 13-mesh for doors and cellar windows.

Grounds And Furring

Furr ceilings and rafters in finished portion of attic with 1 by 2-inch spruce furring strips, 12 inches on centers, nailed to every beam; and furr out in finished attic rooms for 3-foot 6-inch walls, also for plastering next basement walls, with 2 by 4-inch studding set flat.

Put grounds for 3/4-inch plastering around all door and window openings where there is no ground casing; and for base, wainscot, wood cornice, etc., as directed. Two grounds behind base.

Put corner beads on all projecting angles; secure well; set true and plumb,


Lay under-floors, except in basement, of good, square-edged spruce boards, surfaced on one side to even thickness, and nailed to every bearing with two 8-penny nails. End joints to be cut over beam in every case.

Sheathing Paper

Lay two thicknesses of approved sheathing paper between the under and the finished floors.

Interior Finish. - Material, Etc

All stock to be best quality, unless otherwise specified, free from knots or sap, thoroughly seasoned or kiln-dried. All to be smoothed, scraped, and sandpapered by hand before putting up and at completion; such work as is to have a natural finish, to be properly cleaned. No interior finish to be taken into building until plastering is dry.

Priming Back Of Finish

Standing finish to be given a priming coat on back by Contractor furnishing interior finish before it leaves the shop.

Curved Finish

Is to be sprung on or worked from large stock, so that no kerf marks can be seen.

Main House Finish

All finish on main part of house, except inside of closets, to be moulded.

Service Finish

All parts of the building devoted to service and inside of closets, to have flat finish.

Wainscot Sheathing

Four feet high, North Carolina pine, to be set in back entry, kitchen, and bathroom, matched and beaded like approved sample, 7/8 inch by 2 1/2 inches, with 1 1/2-inch rebated cap and no base.

Paneled Wainscot

To be 3 feet high, paneled as shown, with raised panels. To have 6-inch base, moulded cap, 7/8-inch rails and stiles, loose panels.

Schedule: - To be used in dining room.


Unless otherwise specified, all birch to be best selected first quality, red birch, of even color.