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Gadgets
New Doors Built
For Lightness
And Rigidity
By HILSON MXJNSEY.
Until recently doors were con
structed of solid wood In various
shapes, sizes and designs. Funda
mentally the construction was the
same, although the design varied
to suit the period in which it was
made or the taste of the individual
owner. Outer doors in country dis
tricts, particularly in Europe, were
made with an upper and lower sec
tion in many cases. The upper one
admitted fresh air and the lower
half kept livestock out.
Doors, however, have had a
change of face and construction.
New types are constructed for light
ness and rigidity. The core of the
door is made from a grid of wood
work. The principle Is the same as
that of the cardboard egg box.
Strips of wood are fitted into one
another for the full length and
width of the door to form little
squares of about two inches on the
sides. These strips of wood are
notched to allow a free passage of
air and the top rail is drilled to
allow for this circulation to pre
vent the collection of moisture.
Fitted Accurately.
The top and bottom rails are
sufficiently wide to allow for cutting
down the door by 2 inches to enable
the Installer to fit it accurately.
Naturally provision must be made
to accommodate the lock. This is
done by inserting a block of wood
20 inches high and 45/* inches wide.
For the sake of convenience this is
done on both sides of the door.
Over the grid work of the door is
placed a woven wood covering to
give strength and to protect the
door against swelling, sagging or
shrinking. Then over the woven
wood is a final cover of three-ply
plywood. The surface of this ply
wood can be birch, oak, gum. walnut,
mahogany or any other wood.
These doors are. of course, of the
flush type, but they are made in
several designs. Their cost con
aidering the saving in sanding,
painting and hanging the door and
the need for less hardware is about
the same as that of the ordinary
door. If edge strips of the same
wood as the face of the door are
desired they can be provided also.
These doors are made for use as
Indoor or outdoor doors. They can
be had also for cupboards, lockers,
fixed or movable partitions or for
accordion doors.
Wood Putty Shrinkage Cut.
Wood putty isn’t anything new,
but most of the brands have an
unfavorable habit of shrinking and
leaving a hollow in the place that
has been filled. The manufacturer
of this particular wood dough
claims that there is a shrinkage of
only about 1 per cent. It will not
deteriorate under even extreme
weather conditions, whether it is
used on wood, metal, concrete or
other materials. If you own a sea
going yacht it will fill depressions
in the hull of the ship or it is useful
for mending toys of the children.
It can be used for repairs on the
woodwork or metal parts of a dam
aged auto.
This company also sells a prep- !
arat'ion that will fill small cracks
and uneven surface damage in j
woodwork, metal or any other ma-;
terial. This is not intended to take
the place of the wood putty for
deeper cracks and blemishes, but
for slight irregularities. This ma
terial is non-shrinking and will sand
very easily to a smooth surface that
can be painted or lacquered with
out any sign of the mend. It will
adhere to any clean, dry surface
and when it once has hardened it
is weatherproof. It can be bought
In tubes that retail for a quarter,
v * * *
Note: For further information
about any of the products de
scribed above write Mr. Munsev,
In care of The Star, and inclose a
stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Permits
(Continued From Page B-l.)
N.W., designer: to make repairs. 25
Randle Circle S.E.; to cost $7,000.
C. Stanley Lightbown, 11 Brook
dale road. Friendship, owner and
builder and designer; to erect one
2-story brick veneer residence, 4308
Fortv-seventh street N.W.; to cost
$6,500.
Baltimore A Ohio R. R. Co., 1427
I street N.W., owners: Tester-Gillies
Co., 1427 I street N.W.. builders; i
L. P. Kimball, designer; to erect one ,
1-story temporary platform, 300:
New York avenue N.E.; to cost
$3,000.
Boss * Phelps, 1417 K street N.W.. j
owners and builders; Harvey P.
Baxter, designer; to make repairs.
1061 Thirty-first street N.W.; to
cost $3,500.
Miss Elizabeth Howry, 2614 P
street N.W., owner: J. Bryant Smith,
522 Fourteenth street N.W., builder |
and designer; to make repairs, 2616
P street N.W.; to cost $2,400.
Mrs. Helen Lewis, 313 Southern
Building, owner; Norman W. Ham- 1
mett, 3730 Windom place N.W.,
builder; to make repairs, 1204
Twentieth street N.W.; to cost
$2,000.
Albert Carry Properties. 1311 G
Btrect. N.W., owner; J. B. Kirks Co.,
WESTMORELAND
HILLS
7*uio Ovtitanding Valvei
# $15,500
Large center hall, white
brick Colonial home, with 7
rooms, 21/2 baths plus
maid's room .and bath. Large
recreation room with fire
place, screened porch (1 O'x
18') overlooking gardens;
rear yard with stone fire
place and terrace. A real
buy.
$16,000
This delightful 7-room home
hos 4 bedrooms ond 2 baths
on the 2nd floor, plus a
large finished and heated
ottic; modern in every way,
it is an ideal family home.
Located on a quiet street in
this beautiful and restricted
community.
Tor intveetion of either of then
hornet, ttop in at our nearbv
offlcet in the Shopping Center,
i9th and Matt. Ate. N.W.
C. ALLEN SHERWIN
4»45 MASS. AVE. N.W.
EMERSON 9122
VICTORIAN ADAPTED TO MODERN LIVING—Decorator* aay the blending of the beet furniture
of each era is the one priceless lesson the 26th century has taught, and here’s a room which Illus
trates the point. The house definitely 1* Victorian in style, while furniture piece* of various
periods are assembled to make a comfortable and modem room.
Inc., 410 Bond Building, builder: J.
B. Kirks, designer; to make repairs,
1507 Fourteenth street N.W.; to cost
$1,000.
American Oil Co, 654 Jefferson
Davis highway, Va, owners and de
signers; H. S, Ward, 1402 Spring
road N.W., builder; to make repairs,
1200-1202-1204 Fourth street S.W.;
to cost $1,000.
Estelle B. Harris, 604 H street N.E,
owner; R. G. Dunne, 604 H street
N.E, builder; W. B. Honey, designer;
to make repairs, 509 Third street
N.W.; to cost $1,000.
Peter Downes, 1124 Ninth street
N.W, owner; R. W. Bolling Co,
2028 Florida avenue N.W, builders; ;
M. L. Taber, designer; to make re
pairs, 1124 Ninth street N.W.; to
cost $1,000.
George B. Wells, 509 C street N.E.,
owner; L. I. Gilmore, 216-A Q street
N. W, builder; Lester W. Giles, de
signer; to make repairs, 509 C street
N.E.; to cost $500.
Isabelle A. Thompson, 1334 Far
ragut street N.W., owner; A. Eberly's
Sons, Inc, 1188 K street N.W, build
ers; Karl K. Keller, designer; 1334
Farragut street N.W.; to cost $500.
Boss & Phelps, 1417 K street N.W,
owners and builders; Harvey P.
Baxter, 1108 Sixteenth street N.W,
designer; to erect one 2 ta-story
brick apartment addition (three
units), 1061 Thirty-first street N.W.;
to cost $500.
Joseph A. Herbert, 515 East Cap
itol street, owner, builder and de
signer; to make repairs, 116 Sixth
street; to cost $300.
Building
(Continued From Page B-l.)
reporting cities totaled $44,331,000;
for December, 1941, $66,642,000, and
for January, 1941, $43,986,000.
New housekeeping dwellings for
which permits were issued In Jan
B ABN ABY WOODS
6325 32nd St.
(Chevy Chose, D. C.)
A most attractive, custom
built home, about 1 yoar old,
located on • largo comer
wooded lot, ono block oott of
Utah Ava.
Center-hell type, hee lit-floor
den end levetory. huse recreation
room and bath in basement. 3
bedrooms and 3 baths on ‘2nd floor;
bedroom and den on 3rd floor.
Soeciflcations include quartered oak
floors, monel hardware, automatic
closet lights, silent switches, ete.
A Dleasant surprise awaits your
Inspection of this attractively priced
home.
Realty Associates, lac.
See It ere
1506 K St. N.W. HA. 1438
A NEW GROUP OF BRICK AND STONE
HOMES IN BEAUTIFULLY WOODED
Greenwich Forest
3 SPACIOUS
BEDROOMS
2 BATHS
AUTOMATIC
HEAT
Furnished by
HUTCHISON S, Inc.
Draperies by John Lifon
TO REACH: Out Old George
town Rd. 9/10 mile to Hunting
ton Pkwv., left 2 blocks to
Mooreland Lane, right Vi block
to Charlcote Rd. and homes.
For real value Inside and out . . .
for quality construction ... for the
finest in features snd location . . .
you cannot beat these superb homes I
They contain • rooms, 3 baths,
breakfast nook, complete Insula
tion, automatic heat; large wooded
lot. Readily accessible to schools,
stores and transportation.
Open for Inspection Deity b Sunday
1515 K St. N.W. Dl. 3100
AMID A DELIGHTFUL WOODLAND SETTING
2857 BRANDYWINE ST. N.W.—$17,950
CENTER-HALL. 4-BEDROOM PLAN WITH LARGE ROOM AND ADJOINING
BATH ON FIRST FLOOR (suitable either for bedroom or den), deliabtful screened
rear porch and sun deck—three bedrooms, two baths—stairway to floored attic.
Open Saturday P.M. and Sunday, 10 A.M. to Dark
TO REACH' Brice out Conn Ace. to Albemarle St.,
turn right t block> to tUth St., then left to properly.
The Simpson Peak Co., Builders
927 15th ST. WILLIAM BOSWELL ME. 3033
A DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT COMMUNITY OF FJNE HOMES
21 BUILT—9 ALREADY SOLD
ROSEMARY HILLS
$10,750 to $12,250
Featuring finest quality materials throughout,
that cannot bo duplicated today at any coat.
• Center-kill
• 8 bedroom
month far
beda
• 8 bithi
• Screened noreh
• Antenutlc elr
cendltiened beat
• Slate, reef
• Attacked ramie
• Ch*iM 1—»tto»
Mr tk< ku4 •(
MWTifcr
To Reach: Drive out to the head of Hth St., tent left ou Woet-Weet
Highway, Vi mile to our eign, right on new roadway to homo*.
I
IBM ■ Bt.
NAtl. 3345
Shannon & luchS
£3&
uary. 1942, will provide 17,720 dwell
ing unite, which le 1 per cent higher
than the 17,594 dwelling units re
ported in December, 1941, and 29
California
Ranch House
Located on large corner lot of
over W acre and commands a view
ot Rock Creek Park.
All-brick bungalow, ft bedrooms,
each will take twin beds: 2 baths:
largo living room partly paneled:
18-iff dining room, large ecreened
porch: big kitchen with pantry;
panelad recreation room In base
ment: also large paneled studio
room on second Boor ae fourth bed
room or children's room: maid's
room and bath: 2-car garage.
Drive out Conn Ave. less than a
mile beyond Columbia Country Club
to Kensington Pkwv , bear right out
to Saul Rd.. end right one block to
property.
MR. ALLEN. AD 8160.
or Sligo 2008.
Hark (Cmk $tUu
per cent leu than the number pro
vided in January, 1941. Dwelling
units in publicly financed housing
projects Included in these totals
numbered 2,876 in January, 1942;
2,240 in December, 1941, and 2,609
in January, 1941.
Principal centers of various types
of building construction for which
permits were Issued or contracts
were awarded in January, 1942, ex
cept those awarded by the War and
Navy Departments and the Defense
Plant Corp., which have been ex
cluded because of their confidential
nature, were: Kearney, N. J., a
factory to cost $300,000; Philadel
phia, one-family dwellings to cost
$1,166,000; Chicago, one-family
dwelling to cost $1,414,000, factories
to cost $495,000 and stores to cost
$442,000; Joliet, 111., a factory to
cost $615,000; Decatur, Ind., a fac
tory to cost $450,000; Dearborn,
Mich., factories to cost $2,904,000;
Cincinnati, one-family dwellings to
cost $319,000; Cleveland, one-family
dwellings to cost $672,000, factories
to cost $758,000 and office buildings
to cost $393,000; Columbus, Ohio,
one-family dwellings to cost $411,050;
Washington, multi-family dwellings
to cost $1,104,000 and a power sta
tion to cost $700,000; Baltimore
County, Md., one-family dwellings
to cost $517,000; Arlington County,
one-family dwellings to cost $386,
000; Norfolk, Va„ one-family dwell
ings to cost $363,000; Memphis, one
family dwellings to cost $312,000;
Dallas, Tex., an office building to
cost $1,728,000; El Paso, schools to
cost $328,000; Port Worth, one
family dwellings to cost $369,000;
Houston, one-family dwellings to
cost $1,164,000; San Antonio, one
family dwellings to cost $455,000;
Burbank, Calif., factories to cost
$622,000; Long Beach, one-family
dwellings to cost $491,000; Los An
OPEN SUNDAY
EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
907 Perry PUee N.E., $7,950
In BrooUand near schools,
churches and transportation. a
modern stone and brick home 6
lovely bright rooms. Oak floors
throughout. Tiled bath and shower,
fully equipped kitchen with electric
reft. H-WH Oil burner. Com
plete bath in basement.
To Reach: Out Michigan Ave. vast
Catholic University, left at first
street past viaduct and Perry Place.
For further information call
NATIONAL MORTGAGE
& INVESTMENT CORP.
1312 N. Y. Ave. N.W. NA. 5«33
First Showing
s8,950
206 Diarborna St.
Takoma Park, Md.
Four new detoched brick homes. Six rooms, three spocious bedrooms,
tile bath. Air conditioned.
Out Piney Branch Rd to Flower Are. to Franklin St . right S block! to BUtnore.
right 1 block to Property, or ColeiviUe Rd to Franklin to Btltmore, right l
block to property.
Open Sunday 10:00 to 5:00—Daily 2:00 to 5*00
F. A. TWEED COMPANY
5504 ComiecticMt AvenueEM. QUO.
NEAR THE CATHEDRAL
3834 Macomb Street N.W.
An interesting modified Colonial, just a few years old, containing
Ist-floor lavotory, A bedrooms and 2 baths. Finished 3rd floor
room, knotty pine recreation room with fireplace. Maid's room
and both. One of the few such homes available in this most con
venient and desirable neighborhood. A real buy.
Open Sunday 10 to 6 P.M.
Out Matsachusettt Avenue to 39th Street, right
one block to Macomb Street, right to home.
927 15th St. FRANK S. PHILLIPS Dl. 1411
3241 LIVINGSTON STREET—CHEVY CHASE, D. C.
Real Value at $13,250
ONE OF THE NICEST RESIDENCES WE HAVE EVER BEEN PER
MITTED TO OFFER FOR SALE. OWNER LEAVING CITY.
Brick construction—slate root—copper cutters and downspouts—concrete front
porch with awning—brick detached garage on Paved alley—oil-burning furnace
with circulator and summer-winter hook-up—daylight basement—SPACIOUS
LIVING AND DINING ROOMS—COMPL^ BOTCHHJ WITH ELECTRIC
RANGE—LARGE REFRIGERATOR—EXHAL 8T PAN—THREE FGLL^IZE BED
ROOMS—TWO FINE BATHROOMS—MASTERS BATH HAS fXTRA LARGE
SHOWER WITH GLASS DOOR—AMPLE CLOOTT SPACE—STAIRWAY TO
WE ADVISE YOU TO INSPECT
THIS PROPERTY THIS WEEK END.
To reach: Oat Conn. Avenue to Neb racks Avenue, at tragic light, tarn
right aboat five blocks to Livineiton street, then left to property.
Chevy Chase,
D. C
IXCUTIIYSLY
WOodley
2300
geles, one-family dwellings to cost
11923,000 and multi-family dwell
ings to cost $762,000; Oakland, one
family dwellings to cost $311,000;
Sacramento, one-family dwellings
to cost $406,000; San Diego, one
family dwellings to cost $572,000 and
a school to cost $316,000; San Fran
cisco. one-family dwellings to cost
$572,000; Santa Monica, Calif., fac
tories to cost $381,000, and Seattle,
one-family dwellings to cost $572,000.
F. H. A. Helps to Build
One-Family Homes
Half of all privately financed
single-family homes built in the
United States last year were con
structed under the F. H. A. pro
gram, Federal Housing Administra
tor Abner H. Ferguson announced j
today.
Estimates Just compiled by the
Bureau of Labor Statistics for non
farm residential construction In
1941 show that 434.000 single-family
dwellings were built, compared with
A Home purchase
Plan To Suit
Your Income
consult
Floyd E. Davis Co
ESTABLISHED ISftS
1629 K St. N.W. NA. 0352
4240 RENO RD. N.W.
• Center kail design
• Living room with fireplace
• Fully equipped kitchen
• 1st floor den and lavatory
• Screened porch
• 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
• Sun deck
• Recreation room with fireplace
• Maid's room
• Attached garage
• Large corner lot
To Reach: Out Corns. Are. to Ton
Nen St., left to Reno Rd , right to
home
M. L. STONE
Oioner—Builder
927 15th St. RE. 2135
318,000 one to four family houses
started under the F. H. A. program,
almost all of which were single
family.
Home Clinic
(Continued From Page B-l.)
business to know your neighbor and
be sure that your property lines
are thoroughly understood. Be con
siderate enough to discuss with him
any Important changes or construc
tion projects you have planned and
get his reaction from the other side
ol the fence. Wonders may be ac
complished when two neighbors
understand each other well enough
to take down property line fences,
plant shrubbery for the line of
demarkation and consider each
other’s property In the matter of
dogs, cats and small children.
Her* »« mi |tl lh»p
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"Of y Laakw Ahrlyi Unite Crete"
I.S.TUROVER
4775 BethlMi An. Lunin & Ml Am
•ilknii. Ml AinrAalr. Ml.
Hera your home tnieitment
ti permanently protected by
boundaries ol Rock Creek
wiie reitrictioni and natural
Park.
RESTATES
OlV ROCKVILLE PIKE
A Distinguished Urban-Gonntry Commnnity
ROCKVILLE PIKE (Estate Section) just north
U. S. Naval Medical Center
8560 LOCUST HILL ROAD
Furnished in the Period by HUTCHISON'S, Inc.
Draperies by JOHN L1GON
A friendly Colonial-type, 4-bedroom, all-brick
dwelling. Unusually roomy throughout. Spa
cious site. Price only $15,350.
35 Minutes Bus Service to 9th and Constitution Aoe.
/
Edson W. Briggs, Inc.
6840 Wisconsin Ave. Oliver 6222
f
Am Aristocratic Horn* in Upper Foxhall
Designed for Grociovs Living
2615 Fox hell Reed
Opart Daily and Sunday
Out Cathedral Are to Foxhall
Rd . left on Foxhall to house.
L. E. BREUNINGER fir SONS
1730 K St. VA. 2040
PRESENTING A NEW HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS ATE. PAHK
2729 31ct Place K.W.
(Corner of Cleveland A vena*—4 Blocks From Shoreham Hotel)
In one of the most exclusive residential sections In the city, and designed for nations
living, this home merits your careful inspection. On the first floor there is a reception hall,
living room with open fireplace, dining room, butler’s pantry, kitchen, den with open fire
place, lavatory, and screened porches. Four bedrooms and two baths on second floor.
Large attic, maid’s room and bath, two-car garage, air-conditioned heating plant. Slat*
roof, fully insulated, lot 120x70.
OPEN SATURDAY 1:00 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.—SUNDAY NOON UNTIL DARK
rs reach: Drive out Connecticut Avenue to Calvert Street, left on Calvert Street
to Cleveland Avenue, right on Cleveland Avenue to tlet Since and houee.
H. G. SMITHY COMPANY
•11 15rii Street N.W. HA. 5904

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