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Best One-Stop Shop for Old Home Repair and Restoration: Hyde Park Lumber

If you own an old home and don’t know about Hyde Park Lumber, consider this the best piece of advice you’ll ever receive. This historic Cincinnati business has been around for more than a century and deals in a plethora of craftsman creations you won’t find at your average Home Depot. The showroom is filled with hard-to-find moulding, trim and antique-style doors, replica vintage and traditional doorknobs and hardware, raised paneling and even historic-style columns. If you’re undertaking any kind of renovation, repair or restoration on a home built in the 19th or early 20th century and can’t find a new — or even antique — item to match your needs, chances are Hyde Park Lumber has it. Weird-sized baseboards? There. Those rounded solid-wood Hobbit-style doors? Got ’em. Vintage-looking crystal doorknobs? Yup. You would be amazed at the selection. Just reading their “history” section on the website is impressive: “The Hyde Park Lumber & Design Center — founded in 1902 by the former governor of Ohio, Myers Y. Cooper — has been a pivotal part of Cincinnati history. We supplied rowboats during the flood of 1937 and built ammo boxes for World War II. But we’re best known for what we continue to do today — supplying top quality interior millwork, doors, cabinets and designer hardware for thousands of newly built and remodeled homes in Greater Cincinnati.” It’s honestly a one-stop-shop for any This Old House-rs. Hyde Park Lumber, 3360 Red Bank Road, Madisonville, hydeparklumber.com.