One of the preservationist’s most common cry is to ‘Save Those Wood Windows!’ Understanding how to implement vital maintenance and repair of wood windows conserves their functionality and helps preserves a building’s historic character. Through this workshop, attendees will gain crucial insight and hands-on experience in saving wood windows from an expert. Join AARCH at Essex’s iconic octagonal Boquet Schoolhouse for this hands-on workshop to learn how to repair, restore, and preserve wood windows with experienced window restoration specialist, Kurt Riegel. Participants will practice window restoration techniques and simultaneously learn about proper maintenance for extending the life of historic windows. Techniques covered in this workshop include properly removing wood sashes, repairing, and replacing deteriorated sash pieces, using epoxy and Dutchman’s, paint stripping and sanding, glazing, and lastly, painting. By the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of basic window parts, how they are supposed to function, how to better maintain them to prevent decay, and how to make them more energy efficient.
This workshop is led by Kurt Riegel, founder of Riegel Restoration. The workshop will begin at 9 AM and ends around 4 PM.
The fee is $75 AARCH members and $85 non-members. This workshop requires pre-registration is first-come, first-served. Please note that spots for this workshop are limited.
This project has been funded in part by a grant from the John E. Streb Fund for the National Trust for Historic Preservation.