One of things I find interesting when dismantling an old house like the Kuppersmith Project, is to see what you can find inside the walls. By taking a close look at the framing and exposed wall cavities, you can often find unusual reminders of the past—like a time capsule of a bygone era.

It’s pretty amazing to think that 84 years ago, a carpenter stood on this very spot sketching out on a wall stud how he planned to frame up the doorway. Another cool item we found was a gold plated carpenter’s pencil shaped like a bullet that was inadvertently left behind in the wall. While it may not have much monetary value, it’s a living reminder of a time that’s past.

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Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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