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Historic Wooden Window Workshop

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

Preservation Burlington presents

Historic Wooden Window Workshop

Sponsored by Freeman French Freeman, Inc. and Wanamaker Restoration



Place:  462 South Willard Street                      Date:  October 18, 2008              Time: 9AM-4PM                                               

Cost: $70 Members/$80 Non Members (bagged lunch included)

Instructors: Ron Wanamaker and Amy Mentes – Wanamaker Restoration

Contact: presburl@gmail.com or call 802-578-5837


Workshop Overview: 

Historic windows are often the first elements of an older home to be replaced.  Historic wooden windows are threatened because of a dwindling amount of skilled workers to restore historic windows properly, and an ever increasing push for newer more “efficient” synthetic windows.  This workshop will focus on providing training for regular people to learn the necessary skills to restore and repair historic wooden windows.  While learning these skills participants will also be advised of how to deal with lead paint hazards and educated on methods to make historic windows more efficient.

Workshop Format:

The Workshop will be a hand’s on format with everyone bringing, sharing, or working on sash salvaged from the dumpsters of Burlington.  All participants will receive a painters putty knife and a glazers putty knife to keep at the end of the day. A bag lunch will be served at 12 noon. Everyone will have the opportunity to prepare a sash for paint, prime the prepared sash, cut glass to fit, and glaze a pre-primed sash in readiness for painting.

We will also cover the methods of removal and reinstallation of old windows and we will discuss the types of window hardware and differing methods of restoring original hardware to functional utility. There will be ample time for questions and open discussion of the many issues involved in the preservation of old windows.

Registration information can be found at www.preservationburlington.org

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