Thursday, May 27, 2010

JMH Windows

The Restoration Department is almost done making three reproduction basement windows for the John Marshall House. Two of the old windows were from the house restoration in the 1970's, and one was from the 1990's. It is perplexing that the latest window, which the department made out of a very good quality resawn heart pine, only lasted 20 years. In keeping with our policy to use renewable resources when possible, we made the new windows out of pressure-treated yellow pine. They will be painted so the use of pressure-treat will in no way detract from the appearance of the house. The windows took three men a full week to reproduce.