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Project Commentaries: Restoring a stairwell window from 1908

By Al R. Young
The first step was to perform an on-site evaluation of the window's condition.  The next step was preparing a report of visible damage; setting forth what damage might be discovered upon disassembling the windows; proposing a scenario for restoring the window; identifying dependencies and describing what restoration might look like; and suggesting a fee schedule for completing the work.  These are some of the photos from the on-site evaluation:

                              


The report identified the following categories of damage:

Cracked glass
Damaged came
Severely bowed came
Deteriorated glazing compound
Paint overspray and runs

With window casements and frames being repaired by other contractors, the Studios focused exclusively on the glass, which was to be remounted (without triple-glazing) into either refurbished or replacement frames and casements... Read more »

Tags: 2018, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling, Stained glass


Project Commentaries: A botanical tracery

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Project Commentaries: Once Upon a Time painted on 400-year-old doors

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Project Commentaries: A whimsical facade for a craft room

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Project Commentaries: Eastward in Eden and its custom frame

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Project Commentaries: A bas relief pediment for a sun room

By Al R. Young

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cascade project... Read more »

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Project Commentaries: Botanical cutwork for a garden room

By Al R. Young


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Cascade Project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling


Project Commentaries: Turning a vestibule into a focal point

By Al R. Young


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cascade project... Read more »

Tags: 2003, Framing, Project commentaries, Restoration and remodeling