Working Windows: A Guide To The Repair And Restoration Of Wood Windows, Third Edition (Paperback)

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Working Windows: A Guide To The Repair And Restoration Of Wood Windows, Third Edition (Paperback)

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Older homes are gaining in value, especially when the original craftsman details are well maintained, such as antique lead panes and wood windows. And refinishing beautiful old windows happens to be one do-it-yourself project that a home owner can actually accomplish without professional assistance. This is the only completely illustrated guide to repairing and refinishing every part of an old window, from weather stripping, pulleys, sashes, hopper vents, and casings to old hinges, paint, and glass. Completely updated with a new section on cleaning windows.
Terry Meany has repaired thousands of windows in the Seattle area, earning him the nickname Mr. Window.

Product Details ISBN: 9781599213118
ISBN-10: 1599213117
Publisher: Lyons Press
Publication Date: April 15th, 2008
Pages: 240
Language: English

"The best guide on the subject.". --Seatle Times/Post Intelligencer

"Meany has put together the definitive book on wood window repair and restoration. . . [it is] written with excellent detail, helpful diagrams, simple and clear instructions, and a good bit of Meany's wry humor to make it a lively read. It is an absolutely indispensable part of any wood-window-owning do-it-yourselfer's home library." -- Amazon.com

"Whether you simply need to eliminate drafts or want to tackle complex stripping, author Meany is sure to steer you in the right direction. Remember, the windows really are the eyes of your home." --Timber Homes Illustrated
"Assuming you have a reason to repair old, single-pane windows instead of replacing them with insulated glass windows, Terence Meany's Working Windows. . . could come in handy. Meany, who calls himself Mr. Window, has some neat tricks up his sleeve. . . . "--Journal of Light Construction

"Working Windows leaves the subject of window design and installation to other authors, and instead concentrates on something more basic to homeowners: getting the windows you already have to work properly for what they were designed and installed to do."--Woodshop News a healthy dose of humor and lots of detail as it tells the basics of how to restore, repair or replace virtually any kind of window.”--Booklist
 "The next best thing to taking a class from Terry." --Larry Kreisman, Program Director for Historic Seattle, a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1974 and dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy.