Duffy Hoffman
Duffy Hoffman

Preservation of Wood Windows Workshop

July 15 - 20, 2012

Since 2002, Pine Mountain Settlement School has offered hands-on field schools that emphasize practical preservation techniques that anyone should be able to master. The Pine Mountain School for Practical Historic Preservation has brought some of the country's most skilled traditional building instructors to southeast Kentucky. From these workshops, participants have gone on to conduct repairs on their homes, to work on important civic structures, and to help promote the idea that in most cases, repair rather than replacement is often the most desirable and cost-effective way to address common maintenance issues. All workshops are geared toward people of all skills levels and would be beneficial for homeowners, contractors, and managers of historic properties.

Preservationof Wood Windows
Instructor: Duffy Hoffman
July 15 through 20

Duffy Hoffman, Preservation Trades Network, Inc. member and demonstrator, is a third generation craftsman and owner of P and R Inc. Participants will learn all aspects about restoration of wood windows. Participants will follow the sash restoration process from removal of the window, paint removal, repair, use of epoxies, Dutchman repair, glazing and reinstallation. Duffy will talk about the pros and cons of window weatherization, including the energy savings of storm windows. You will learn how to make your windows snug and sound.

Duffy Hoffman, a third-generation craftsman, has been restoring windows for more than 25 years. He combines traditional craftsman techniques with new technologies. He has completed several projects on historic landmarks, including The Highlands, in Fort Washington, PA; The Sheldon House in Princeton, N.J., home of John Witherspoon, signer of the Declaration of Independence; The Cornwall Iron Furnace in Cornwall, PA; and the Charles Carroll Manor House in Ellicott City, MD, home of another signee of the Declaration of Independence. Duffy is a specialist in painting and lead-safe work practices, and is a Certified Renovator and Certified Dust Sampling Technician.

Cost of the workshop is $750, which includes tuition, meals, lodging, student materials and safety glasses.

Students will stay in dormitory-style accommodations, with shared bath. Bed linens and towels are furnished. All Pine Mountain Settlement School buildings are smoke-free. No pets or firearms are allowed on campus.

The workshop begins with a 6 p.m. dinner on Sunday, July 15 and ends following lunch on Friday, July 20. Meals are served in the Laurel House dining hall. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Advance Deposit
A non-refundable advance deposit of $100.00 is required at the time of registration and will apply to the total cost of your reservations. Lodging is not guaranteed without deposit.

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