Brick + Beam Detroit

Window Repair Hands-on Series + Learn-Along Labs

Brick + Beam Event

10:00am on Jun 5 2021

Window Repair Hands-on Series + Learn-Along Labs

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Join us for an 8-session series on repairing historic windows! This class will take place in a Detroit home featuring historic wood windows. The classes will take participants through the process of repairing wood windows from start to finish, including lead safety training, how to deconstruct the window and remove the sashes, how to remove paint, set glass, glaze, hang and re-install.
After the 4 hands-on class sessions, each participant will be assigned to a lab group of 3-4 participants. The next three sessions will be learn-along labs where participants will work together on restoring windows at 4 different locations (in participant homes).
In the 8th session (5th class session), participants will come back together an report to the group what was learned in labs. The instructor will also provide additional wrap-up information and resources.

Participants: This series will accomodate 12-15 participants. Participants will be required to apply, residents of Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park who have wood windows in their home will be prioritized. A safety waiver will be required from all participants. The registration fee for the series will be $125, and we will also have several reduced fee scholarship spots available at $65.

Location: A volunteer home in Detroit with wood windows 


Hands On Classes

Class 1: June 5th 10am - 2pm

Class 2: June 12th 10am - 2pm

Class 3: June 19th 10am - 2pm

Class 4: June 26th 10am - 2pm 


Learn-Along Labs

July 10th: 10am

July 17th: 10am 

July 24th: 10am 


Wrap-Up Class

Class 5: TBD sometime in August


Funded by the Historic Preservation Education Foundation and 1772 Foundation. 

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