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.

07
Jan
In many of the talks I have given over the past few months, the most common question from the audience is: “How do we fix...
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31
Dec
As a student of history, I’m amazed how many quotes there are about history repeating itself. Here are just a quick sampling. Gomorra: “History repeating...
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09
Dec
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. As we approach Christmas, my friend Gary Katz and his fantastic e-zine THISisCarpentry.com has posted Chapter 3 of...
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25
Nov
Part of understanding the Lost Art of Building is seeing the subtlety of beauty that was once understood and has now been forgotten. Look no...
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14
Nov
I’ve made my point in the Timeless House that we are what we build. Our buildings offer a telling narrative of who we are and...
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30
Oct
How much do you think you could write about the steel square? I suspect many of you have to ask what a steel square even...
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17
Oct
I believe one of today’s more compelling pieces of art is by the artist KAWS and his famous “Companion”. C It was outside the Modern Art...
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07
Oct
If you look at the inside cover of my book you will find this picture. It is taken at the building tool museum in Troyes,...
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23
Sep
I’m studying Michelangelo and I’ve learned an interesting secret about him. It is a secret that we can all take to heart as we work...
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16
Sep
I just finished reading Bob Lutz’s fascinating book on his years at General Motors from early 2000 to 2012. Its titled Car Guys vs. Bean...
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