A 1790s North Carolina farmhouse is paid the ultimate old-house compliment—its new screened porch is often mistaken for being a century old.
Photo: Laurey W. Glenn
Hand-forged from iron, this hook-and-eye tie-rod replaces the expected wood beam. It's also a functioning turnbuckle.
Iron tie-rod, fire screen, and tools: custom by Brian Baucom, Baucom Welding, Monroe, NC; 704/753-4830.