Making Wooden Storm Windows is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will how to make traditional, wooden storm windows. You will be part of a team building exterior storms for a house in the Maple Avenue National Historic District in Hannibal, Mo.
This is a tuition-based class with a limit of eight students. You will be working side-by-side all three days in the shop with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob has been a woodworker and furniture designer/maker for 48 years.
This will be an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn why wood storms are important, how to measure an opening for a storm, how to grade/pick lumber, storm sash construction, making mortise and tenon joints, glass/screen installation weather-stripping & installation techniques. We will be constructing two types of storm sash:
1) Traditional wood storms with puttied glass.
2) Combination wood storm/screen sash with removable glass & screen from the inside of the property.
At the end of the three days you will know from beginning to end, how to completely build both wood storm windows. All students completing the class will receive a “Certificate of Completion”.
Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, hp students and historic building owners will all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. This class is essentially, Woodworking 101. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.
Now for the COVID part of this workshop. It is nearly impossible to keep 6 feet separation during class. We can keep separation at lunch and on the huge porch in the evenings. As such, I am requiring every student to provide proof of vaccination in advance of the class and to bring their personal COVID mask and wear it during class. I know it’s a pain, but there is no reason for us to put each other at risk. Sort of the new reality in the world. We were spotless before, but now we have serious COVID cleaning protocols for the Inn and the School, also for your safety. And of course, if you’re not feeling well, please do not come.
Tuition for this three-day workshop is $495 and includes morning coffee/snacks, beverages and a home cooked lunch. Space is limited to eight students in each session and pre-registration is required to secure a spot in the class.
Inexpensive motels, Airbnb’s as well as bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. There are discounted rooms available here at the Belvedere Inn for students on a first come basis. For more information on room availability at the Belvedere Inn, contact Pat Yapp, 217-799-6086 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the class, contact Bob Yapp, 217-474-6052 or email him, email@example.com.