Wood Window Conservation for Tudor Place

Wood Window Conservation for Tudor Place
Washington
DC

The window sash conservation at the Tudor Place House and Garden was challenging in that we were presented with a variety of window types and conditions. While some of the double hung windows in the main portion of the house had been replaced in the late 19th century, many of the sashes, including the curved Temple Portico windows, were original. Special care was required in both the removal and transportation of this important sash to the workshop. Since much of the glass was original and very fragile, each sash was cushioned to prevent any movement in transit. At the shop, we carfully removed the paint and conserved each sash, employing epoxy consolidation and dutchman repair where necessary. We then manually applied glazing, allowed time for the glazing to cure, and painted each sash in preparation for transportation. After transport back to the musuem, the windows were installed with zinc weather stripping. As seen above,  Tudor Place after historic window restoration.

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