A Workshop on Window Restoration & Weatherization


The Metropolitan Planning Commission and Knox Heritage are co-sponsoring a workshop teaching a cost-effective way to repair the old wooden windows that lend so much character to historic homes.  Mr. Bob Yapp, author and nationally known “old house expert” will be the instructor. The event will be held at the new home of Knox Heritage-the recently restored Historic Westwood.


When:    Saturday, May 31, 2014

10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.

Where:    Historic Westwood

3425 Kingston Pike, Knoxville


The workshop will include two sessions. The morning session will be a free-of-charge classroom setting in which participants will learn cost-effective ways to repair or restore old windows and make them just as energy-efficient-or more so-as new replacement windows.


The afternoon session will give participants a hands-on opportunity to learn the art of historic, wood-framed window repair, including sash removal, safe paint and glass removal, epoxy repair, glazing putty application, rope and pulley repair, weather-stripping, and sash installation.  Participants may bring their own windows to the workshop or work with materials already on site. This session will require a $20 registration fee.


Space is limited for the afternoon workshop, so please e-mail Hollie Cook at hcook@knoxheritage.org or call at 865-523-8008 to register. Light sandwiches will be provided. Checks for the $20 registration fee should be made out to Knox Heritage.


The workshop is made possible by a Preservation Fund grant from the Tennessee Historical Commission and the National Park Service.