Casement Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp

Date and Time: 
March 9, 2017 - 8:00am - March 12, 2017 - 5:00pm America/Chicago
The Belvedere School for Hands-On Preservation 521 Bird Street Hannibal, Missouri 63401


Casement Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp is a fun and intense, four-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn cost-effective restoration & weatherization of original, Tudor style, wooden casement windows.

You will be part of a team restoring original wood, divided light casement windows at the Belvedere School. Our school is located in the 1859 National Register property called the Lamb-Munger Mansion. This five story Italianate had an early 20th century, English Arts & Carfts styled library added with wood casement windows sporting over 50 small diamond shaped lights (panes) each. 

This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 10 students. You will be working side-by-side all four days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration & is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. Bob has restored over 6,500 windows in his 43-year career.

Casement Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp is an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn sash removal, safe paint & glass removal, wood repair, glazing putty application, complete weather stripping & sash re-installation.

At the end of the four days you and your teammate will have restored and weather stripped a complete wooden casement window from beginning to end. Every student completing the workshop receives a "Certificate of Completion" and a CD of handouts.

Homeowners, contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, preservation students, architects and historic building owners all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Tuition for this four-day workshop is $500 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, beverages and lunch. Space is limited to ten students in each session and pre-registration is required 

Affordable hotels and bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp,

217-474-6052 or email him,

March 9, 10, 11 & 12, 2017

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