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Restoring Historic Wood Windows and Doors – 2 Day Workshop

November 14 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 3:00 pm



November 14 @ 8:00 am
November 15 @ 3:00 pm
Cost: $650
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Craftwork Training Center
3145 State Road
Telford, PA 18969 United States
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The workshop will be held at the historic Millhafen Farm—the headquarters of Craftwork Training Center and LimeWorks.us—at 3145 State Road, Telford, PA 18969.

2 Days – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm (daily)

As one of the few parts of a façade serving as both an interior and exterior feature, windows and doors are nearly always an important part of the vintage character of a building. In most structures, windows and doors also comprise a considerable amount of the historic fabric of the wall plane. Repaired and properly maintained wooden windows and doors will greatly extend service lives while contributing to the historic character of the edifice. Now, you can put your piece of history back to work with the help and guidance of our preservation specialists. The methods we support encourage retaining and repairing original windows and doors whenever possible using old-fashioned craftsmanship combined with modern know-how. During the workshop, participants will practice hands-on techniques to restore a wood sash or door from start to finish and review routine maintenance measures that may extend the life of historic windows and doors. Prior woodworking experience is helpful but not required.

After completing the workshop, participants will:

  • Appreciate the steps to take a wood sash or door through restoration.
  • Be familiar with specialized epoxies to repair deteriorated window or door pieces.
  • Recognize the materials, methods, and tools to remove old paint and glaze safely.
  • Be aware of painting and refinishing tools, techniques, and materials.
  • Realize how to reglaze windows and replace damaged glass.

non-refundable deposit of $100 is required two weeks in advance, with the balance due at the beginning of the workshop. All the necessary materials and tools will be supplied, and a light lunch will be provided for your convenience. The program will start promptly at 8:00 am. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete the check-in process and come appropriately dressed and prepared for hands-on training. The class size is limited to ensure an exceptional learning experience. However, a minimum of 6 participants is required to hold the workshop.

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