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If you have an older home, learn how to preserve the character you love while also making updates to meet your needs. This workshop will offer tips on caring for an older home, including historic wood windows, approaches to large renovation projects, seasonal maintenance, ways to learn the history of your house, and paint color selection. Workshop instructor and JP resident Sally Zimmerman is an independent preservation consultant specializing in assisting homeowners with preservation treatments and paint colors.Find out more »
Sheetrocking and taping is a skill that will benefit virtually all homeowners, whether you’re building a new wall or repairing an old one. This class from Boston Building Resources includes how to measure and cut drywall, apply it to studs, and tape and compound the joints for a smooth finish surface. Patching existing walls will also be shown. Through demonstration and some hands-on, you’ll learn how to make your walls look their best. This is a two-part workshop.Find out more »
Jewels of Scandal & Desire: British Jewelry Collections and Country Houses Shimmering, captivating, and corrupting. Great jewels have dazzled people for millennia, their beauty and value producing respect, deception, love, and betrayal. Whether an enormous diamond, a jewel-encrusted heraldic pin, or an Order of the Garter Star, the language of jewels subtly, and sometimes ostentatiously, conveys a statement of power, position, and wealth. In this fascinating talk, Curt will explore how the 18th and 19th century British ruling classes, modeling…Find out more »
This hands-on class from Boston Building Resources will help you learn how to replace a door or to hang a door in a finished opening where the jamb is already in place. We will cover fitting the door to the opening, including trimming a Reuse Center door to size and making a door work in an opening that may not be quite plumb and square. We will also install a window in a rough opening, with attention paid to creating…Find out more »
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