Picking a finish for your WOOD DOOR/ historic new york city door

  analyze old paint chips and recreate an original color refer to historic color charts of your homes time period contact the landmarks society for help and or original documentation coordinate with established colors like roof , mortar and siding.     To many colors will complicate the house. Harmonize by selecting accent colors forContinue reading “Picking a finish for your WOOD DOOR/ historic new york city door”

Window Rot- Dutchmen’s and Window Restoration in New york

      Julien is chiseling out some rot and will dutchmen a piece of heart wood Pine into the cavity. He uses a three to one or four to one ratio on windows and doors. ( three times along the grain and one time across the grain) On a wooden Boat its twelve toContinue reading “Window Rot- Dutchmen’s and Window Restoration in New york”

Steaming Lead Paint from historical wood sash windows

At urbanboatworks, we steam lead paint from old windows. This process not only helps protect us from digesting dry lead paint- it also saves more old wibbly glass then any other method. Julien set to building a steam box ( easy for a boatbuilder who steam bends ribs) with items we found lying about. InsideContinue reading “Steaming Lead Paint from historical wood sash windows”