Home Restoration Workshops

Roll up your sleeves Minneapolis! The Old Highland Neighborhood Association and Preserve Minneapolis are excited to announce that nationally renowned tradesman, Bob Yapp, will lead nine days of hands-on home restoration workshops for local residents June 22nd – July 2nd, 2012. These bootcamp style workshops will hammer down topics such as window repair, passive floor refinishing, proper painting techniques, and exterior wood repair.

Workshop dates:

Window Restoration Boot Camp
June 22, 23 & 24, 2012

Exterior Wood Repair
June 26 & 27, 2012

Paint It Right
June 28, 2012

Passive Wood Floor Restoration & Repair
June 30 & July 1, 2, 2012


This project has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota through the Minnesota Historical Society from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

 

 

 

 


Workshop descriptions:

Window Restoration Boot Camp
A Three Day Event

June 22, 23 & 24, 2012

This is a learn-by-doing workshop with a limit of 12 students. Bob Yapp, author, teacher and nationally known old house expert will be the instructor. Window Restoration Boot Camp is an intense & fun hands-on opportunity. Students will learn safe paint & glass removal, epoxy repair, glazing putty application, priming, weather-stripping & sash re-

installation which includes re-roping the sash weights. At the end of the three days they will know from beginning to end, how to completely restore a double-hung, wood window unit.

The workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. all three days. “Participants MUST COMMIT AND ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS of workshops – no exceptions.

In three days the 12 students can restore 6 double hung window units from beginning to end, including primer, one coat of interior and exterior top coat paint. This creates a real opportunity for both learning and helping save original windows in a historic property.

Exterior Wood Repair
A Two Day, Hands-On Workshop
June 26 & 27, 2012

Students learn best practices in the repair of original, exterior wood elements using architectural epoxies. They will be part of a team repairing damaged exterior wood on a historic property in the Old Highland Historic District in Minneapolis, MN.

This is a hands-on class with a limit of 12 students. Bob Yapp, author, teacher and nationally known old house expert will be the instructor. Exterior Wood Repair an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. Students will learn how to use architectural epoxies to repair original, rotted and damaged exterior wood. At the end of two days they will have a thorough knowledge in the use of these preservation materials for wood repair.

In two day the 12 students learn to repair multiple wood elements with architectural epoxies including: identifying when epoxies are the right choice; surface preparation; application of the epoxies; curing and shaping the installed product. The workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days.

This creates a real opportunity for both learning and helping save and retain original wooden elements on a historic, residential or commercial property.

Potential students include: contractors; homeowners; city, county & state HP staff; not-for profit housing organization staff; architects; preservation commission members.

Paint It Right
A One Day Event

June 28, 2012

Students learn best practices in the exterior painting of historic wood exteriors. They will be part of a team prepping and painting selected areas of a historic property in your community.

This is a hands-on class with a limit of 12 students. Bob Yapp, author, teacher and nationally known old house expert will be the instructor. Paint It Right is an intense, learn-by-doing and watching opportunity. Students will learn why and how to prepare the wood surfaces, prime, caulk and paint exterior clapboard/wood trim as well as specialized tool usage for the safe removal of paint. At the end of the day they will have a thorough knowledge of how to safely and affordably achieve a paint job that can last 15 to 20 years. This workshop will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

This creates a real opportunity for both learning and helping save original wooden elements on a historic, residential or commercial property.

Potential students include: contractors; homeowners; city, county & state HP staff; not-for-profit housing organization staff; architects; preservation commission members.

Passive Wood Floor Restoration and Repair
A Three Day Event
June 30 & July 1, 2, 2012

Passive Wood Floor Restoration & Repair is a fun and informative, three day hands-on workshop.

Participants will learn every step of the process by actually repairing and restoring a hardwood, tongue and grooved strip floor. Instructor Bob Yapp works side-by-side with the students and is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in hands-on preservation. Bob has passively restored over 20,000 square feet of historic wood floors of every variety.

This class is not about aggressively drum sanding wood floors so they look new. Much like fine antiques we want to keep the character defining features and patina of the flooring. You will learn how to patch bad areas so they don’t look patched, passively remove the damaged old finish, remove water and pet stains as well as how to apply a new finish.

At the end of the seminar, participants will know from beginning to end, how to repair & passively restore any wooden, tongue & grooved strip floor. Each participant will receive a blow by blow handout that describes the entire process.

Participants MUST COMMIT AND ATTEND ALL THREE DAYS of workshops – no exceptions.



Registration:
Please contact info@oldhighland.org if you do not receive an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours.