Installing a Door and a Window Workshop

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 a watertight installation and sealing against air infiltration.

Sheetrocking & Taping Workshop

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.

Remodeling Older Homes

If you have an older home, learn how to preserve the character you love while also making updates to meet your needs. This workshop from Boston Building Resources 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.

Demystifying Plaster Repair Workshop

If you have an old house that has walls of lath and plaster, this is the workshop from Boston Building Resources for you. Learn how to repair walls that are cracked, or where the plaster is pulling away from the lath, by using a bonding adhesive to reattach the plaster. We will learn how to assess problem areas, apply the adhesive, and finish the area for a smooth, even appearance.

Table Saw Magic Workshop

Learn to use the properties of the table saw to do seemingly complex tasks. In this workshop from Boston Building Resources, first we will cover basic parts of the tool and important safety considerations. We will then learn how to make a few jigs, and, with simple settings (and almost no measuring), we will work our charms.