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Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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April 2018

A Tiny House Comes to Boston Building Resources

April 23, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Some builders think big when it comes to reusing building materials. Others think small, like the team that created a tiny house in the 98-square-foot box of a truck. Alex Eaves and Derek Diedricksen transformed a 16-foot box truck into a tiny home and mobile reuse education center using all secondhand materials. They'll be bringing their creation to BBR's parking lot on April 23 for the Boston Building Resources annual meeting. You'll have a chance to check it out in…

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September 2018

Kitchen Design Workshop

September 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on September 29, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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The kitchen is the heart of one’s home, and this two-part workshop from Boston Building Resources will cover everything you need to know to design a kitchen that fits your lifestyle. In Part 1 (September 22), we start with a basic floor plan and cover the many variables that must be considered: appliance standards, door and window openings, storage needs, budget, and more. In Part 2 (September 29), we examine cabinets and countertops—materials, styles, and price ranges. Participants may submit…

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October 2018

Table Saw Magic Workshop

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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In this workshop from Boston Building Resources, learn to use the properties of the table saw to do seemingly complex tasks. 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.

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Window Reglazing Workshop

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Replacing a broken windowpane can be a very satisfying part of restoring an older window and will go a long way to making your home look its best. In this hands-on workshop from Boston Building Resources, you will learn how to remove old glazing putty, prepare the sash, and secure the new glass pane in place with points and fresh glazing. Participants should bring in a window sash to work on.

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November 2018

Working with a Contractor Workshop

November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Don’t let your home improvement project become a horror story. This workshop from Boston Building Resources will help you avoid common pitfalls so that the end result of your project is in line with your expectations for both quality and budget. In Part 1, you will learn about how to define your own expectations for the work you need and how to find, evaluate, and choose a contractor. In Part 2, we will discuss written contracts, change orders, schedules, budget,…

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Using a Router Workshop

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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A router is a versatile woodworking tool that is used to shape and to produce finished edges. You can also use it to produce cutaways, holes, and contours. This class from Boston Building Resources will cover the basics of the router, safety considerations, typical uses, and how different jigs and bits can be used in a wide variety of projects.

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Working with a Contractor Workshop

November 10, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until November 10, 2018

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Don’t let your home improvement project become a horror story. This workshop from Boston Building Resources will help you avoid common pitfalls so that the end result of your project is in line with your expectations for both quality and budget. In Part 1, you will learn about how to define your own expectations for the work you need and how to find, evaluate, and choose a contractor. In Part 2, we will discuss written contracts, change orders, schedules, budget,…

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Bathroom Remodeling Workshop

November 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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The bathroom may be a small space, but having a nice (or not so nice) bathroom can have an outsize impact on your daily quality of life. Bathroom renovations involve many decisions that balance budget concerns with the features you want. This workshop from Boston Building Resources will cover choices of materials, doing it yourself or hiring a contractor, and ways to build in accessibility, safety, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and water savings. Gain a general overview of what…

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Wood Restoration with Epoxy Workshop

November 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Is rotted wood plaguing your windowsills, sashes, porch decking, column bases, wood gutters, or siding? With Flex-Tec epoxy, you can repair these areas without replacing the wood. It remains resilient and flexible so it can expand and contract with the surrounding wood to stand the test of time.  This hands-on workshop from Boston Building Resources will include how to handle, apply, and shape this product for use in a variety of applications.

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December 2018

Heating Systems Workshop

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Many homeowners think of a heating system as "the monster in the basement," but, in reality, heating systems are not as intimidating as they may seem. In this class from Boston Building Resources, we'll cover hot water, forced hot air, and steam systems. We'll also discuss ways to improve energy efficiency, review the cost-effectiveness of insulating pipes, and demonstrate how to do preventive maintenance and adjustments.

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Advanced Table Saw Workshop

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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If you have taken the Table Saw Magic workshop from Boston Building Resources in the past, this class will take you to the next level. Learn to make box joints and compound tapers. You can also make a cross-cut jig for your own table saw.

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September 2019

Kitchen Design Workshop

September 21, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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The kitchen is the heart of one’s home, and this two-part workshop from Boston Building Resources will cover everything you need to know to design a kitchen that fits your lifestyle. In Part 1 (September 21), we start with a basic floor plan and cover the many variables that must be considered: appliance standards, door and window openings, storage needs, budget, and more. In Part 2 (September 28), we examine cabinets and countertops—materials, styles, and price ranges. Participants may submit…

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Window Reglazing & Glass Replacement Workshop

September 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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Replacing a broken windowpane can be a very satisfying part of restoring an older window and will go a long way to making your home look its best. In this hands-on workshop from Boston Building Resources, you will learn how to remove old glazing putty, prepare the sash, and secure the new glass pane in place with points and fresh glazing. Participants should bring in a window sash to work on.

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Kitchen Design Workshop

September 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 28, 2019

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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The kitchen is the heart of one’s home, and this two-part workshop from Boston Building Resources will cover everything you need to know to design a kitchen that fits your lifestyle. In Part 1 (September 21), we start with a basic floor plan and cover the many variables that must be considered: appliance standards, door and window openings, storage needs, budget, and more. In Part 2 (September 28), we examine cabinets and countertops—materials, styles, and price ranges. Participants may submit…

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October 2019

Table Saw Magic Workshop

October 5, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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.

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Demystifying Plaster Repair Workshop

October 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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.

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Remodeling Older Homes

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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 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.

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Remodeling Older Homes

October 26, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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 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.

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November 2019

Using a Router

November 2, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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A router is a versatile woodworking tool used to shape and to produce finished edges. You can also use it to produce cutaways, holes, and contours. This class from Boston Building Resources will cover the basics of the router, safety considerations, typical uses, and how different jigs and bits can be used in a wide variety of projects.

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Installing Storm Windows

November 8, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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High-quality storm windows and doors can go a long way to reducing energy loss in your home at a fraction of the cost of replacement windows and without compromising the home’s architectural style. With the right tools and an understanding of how to proceed, a homeowner can do the work him- or herself.

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Bathroom Remodeling Workshop

November 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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The bathroom may be a small space, but having a nice (or not so nice) bathroom can have an outsize impact on your daily quality of life. Bathroom renovations involve many decisions that balance budget concerns with the features you want. This workshop from Boston Building Resources will cover choices of materials, doing it yourself or hiring a contractor, and ways to build in accessibility, safety, ease of cleaning and maintenance, and water savings. Gain a general overview of what…

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February 2020

Remodeling Older Homes Workshop

February 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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.

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Sheetrocking & Taping Workshop

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 8, 2020

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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.

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Sheetrocking & Taping Workshop

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until February 8, 2020

Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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.

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Installing a Door and a Window Workshop

February 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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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…

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May 2020

Creative Wood Projects Workshop

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Boston Building Resources, 100 Terrace Street
Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120 United States
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This advanced class from Boston Building Resources is for those who have already taken the Table Saw Magic and Using a Router classes, or who have equivalent experience with these tools. Putting together the use of the table saw and router, participants will learn techniques that can be applied to making creative projects such as tables, shelves, racks, or stands. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own router or wood material to work on.

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