This bottom rail from the lower sash was repaired not replaced.
Mark in the new tent
This is the safety tent for fumes and dust. It is set inside our workshop space.
The first window was removed and covered with plastic in 2023 .
Only 86 more two by two windows left to go.
Windows moved into tent
Prepping for paint removal.
window stiles covered in plastic
The paint stripper was left on the window stiles, muntin and rails for 24 hours. When removed the lead paint easily came off and became inert when exposed to the stripper.
Ready for painting
A special window rack was built to enable work to be easier.
Inside color is Pittsfield Buff and the outside color is Harbor Brown.
Fixed window replaced!
Mark and Liz in the maid's room installing the rebuilt, painted window, new ropes and secure channel.
Plastic off fixed wooden window
This is the first of 86 two by two windows that will be rebuilt , painted and the glass reglazed and uv film applied.
Outside of the sunroom windows- before
Six window panes were missing and the house painter from 40 years ago sprayed paint over a majority of the rest. They all needed reglazing and the muntins (between the glass pieces) were disintegrating.
Windows were removed
Four casement windows removed.
Fixed windows yet to go
Next windows to take out will be the fixed windows on either side. The whole area is now covered in plastic.
Windows in shop
Next rebuild process starting
Steaming glass off
The old glazing was really tough to get off, so we are using a clothes steamer.
Original hardware from 1898
All hardware is removed for cleaning
Hardware is placed in a crockpot with a dollop of laundry soap, soaked for 24 hours and then the paint was pealed off. Any stubborn paint was scraped off with a bamboo skewer.
Front parlor window replacement
These ground floor front windows are actually plastic not glass. Plastic protects the interiors from damage from rocks .
Removed parlor windows
House is protected temporarily with plastic film during repairs
The sash cords need replacing, so windows are removed one at a time for repair
Mark making a plan
Parlor Window hardware
See the original green paint that was under the edge.
These have not been able to be locked for years. The sash cords rotted and the window has been partially open.
Center window is a door
These windows open tall enough to be able to walk out on the tiny porch which is falling apart. Once fixed, repairs can be done to the porch.
Protective film covering space
Temporary film is used to protect the space while the window is out.