2017 Window Restoration lectures and workshops


Quechee, VT Saturday August 5th 

Sally will be holding a Sash Revival Workshop and Demonstration at the Theron Boyd House, 75 Hillside Rd. in Quechee, VT. The windows at the Theron Boyd House are the original sashes from 1786. They are in need of restoration and we'll begin the process during a free event that is open to the public.

 We will start our morning by removing a set of sashes from the house and steaming them to remove the glazing. Then we will focus on stripping paint and preparing sashes for re-glazing and painting. We will have safety glasses and gloves for use on site.

The afternoon will focus on re-glazing.  phoca thumb l window ext small

These windows are early single sliding sashes but there will be a classic double-hung demonstration window on hand to help answer questions for those repairing double-hung windows.

The Theron Boyd House is a Vermont State Historic Site. The house was built in the transition Georgian/Federal Style. The original interior is intact providing an excellent opportunity to see side–by-side Georgian and Federal details including the changes in window sash and frame construction.

The house was never updated with modern amenities. We will have a port-a –potty and water on site. Come for the whole day or just part of the day. If you plan to stay the day bring along a lunch.

A tour of the house with Tracy Martin, Vermont Historic Sites Section Chief, will be offered at noon and 3 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Historic Windsor – Preservation Education Institute, S. A. Fishburn, Inc., and the Window Preservation Alliance.