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Sash Mechanics of Historic Windows Workshop

11.15.2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm



8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Cost: $275
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Craftwork Training Center
3145 State Road
Telford, PA 18969 United States
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Old windows continue to be important to the mechanics of historic buildings as well as admirable architectural and woodworking achievements. A sash window or hung sash window is made of one or more movable panels or sashes that form a frame to hold panes of glass which are often separated by muntins. During the workshop, participants will practice hands-on techniques to carefully remove window trim before lifting out a sash, disassemble parts of the window frame to access and repair broken sash cord, restring a sash, tie off the weights, open a stuck sash, and learn how to give old windows a thermal tune-up by adding weatherstripping. Well-maintained historic windows can be airtight, weather-resistant, and should last generations without needing replacement parts. Prior woodworking experience is helpful but not required.

After completing the workshop participants will:

  • Understand how to map and number sashes prior to removal.
  • Be able to disassemble and reassemble windows.
  • Know how to repair or replace window chains or ropes.
  • Recognize how to weatherize an old sash.

The workshop will be held at the historic Millhafen Farm—the headquarters of Craftwork Training Center and LimeWorks.us— located at 3145 State Road, Telford, PA 18969.

For further information and registration: ARTisAn Objective® Workshop JOYN-01 – Sash Mechanics of Historic Windows – LimeWorks.us