Are you ready to save some windows?
This is a hands-on workshop. I’ll guide and train you in the most practical and economic methods of maintenance and repair of older and historic wood windows. Learn how windows were originally constructed, why some last for centuries and others rot and fall apart after just a few years. Learn specific treatments for the ten most common window problems: broken glass and sash cords, rotten sash joints, weathered sills, bowed meeting rails, frame joint decay, and more. Learn traditional woodwork methods and the latest in modern high-tech materials and techniques, including wood-epoxy repairs and steam stripping of sashes. Lead-safe methods and operations will be demonstrated and used throughout the workshop. The $500 fee includes materials, John's new Save America's Windows book, refreshments , morning coffee and lunch daily.
by hammer and hand great works do stand
by mind and heart we share the art
Learn sash painting, steam deglazing (and much more) at the workshop:
"When I got back from the workshop I was thrust into a messy window repair job that included a lot of termite damage and wood rot. We spent a whole week on this job and I must say I never felt more sure of myself deciding whether to replace the wood or use epoxy techniques. I was a lot less stressed. I also realized that half of the sashes I replaced could have had part replacements in a reasonable amount of time. The epoxy methods we learned have made me more effective. The [lead-safe work practices] info shook my partner and I up enough to start to make changes...I call John my 'window guru'" --Ed Sanchez, Historic Window Specialist, California
When: May 10-12, 2013
Where: Portland, Maine
Who: Homeowners, tradespeople, planners
Register now. The last workshop was booked full. Ten years running it has filled up months ahead.
Historic HomeWorks Workshops & Training
inform the mind
guide the hand
open the heart