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CPF Workshop

May 16, 2012
Bill Essert leads talk for CPF workshop 2012
Bill Essert shows window for CPF workshop

Bill Essert Demonstrating Window Glazing

Even severe water damage doesn’t have to be the end of the line for doors and windows.  Restoration professionals like Wooden Window and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger know how to give historic windows a new lease on life.

 April 3rd through the 5th, the California Preservation Foundation held its 2012 Conference in Oakland California.  Wooden Window, with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, hosted a breakout workshop that gave participants a fair chance in the battle of water against wood — and what to do if they lose, even if only  temporarily. After an introduction and presentation on the basic components of how water reacts to wood, and a discussion of ASTM standards and procedures for window testing, participants broke out into small groups for in-the-shop demonstrations of steam stripping, CNC architectural profile matching, glazing, puttying and epoxy repair of severely degraded wood components.

The day wrapped up as Janelle Leafblad of Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger and her colleague demonstrated standardized testing procedures for window integrity against water on both restored and new windows.It was a lot to take in, and participants got their money’s worth, both in the demonstrations themselves and in the opportunity to question and chat with the presenters.

A successful day all around.

Wooden Window Sales Director Chris Hendricks Explains Steam Stripping

Wooden Window Sales Director Chris Hendricks Explains Steam Stripping

Mark Chistiansen explains how "Molly" CNC machine works

Mark Chistiansen with CNC machine

Working on window repair

Hands on learning window repair

Janelle Leafblat explains Window Epoxy

Janelle Leafblad on Window Epoxy

Water Testing

Water Testing with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger


RF Glass May 2012 Newsletter
RF Glass
May 2012 Newsletter

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