span Old Windows Made Easy is the book for anyone who wants to learn the art of window restoration This is NOT some technical manual that covers a bunch of obscure facts and techniques that only professional preservationists will find useful Is is NOT a comprehensive explanation of the history and function of wood windows This book is a simple, straightforward approach that will allow anyone with minimal DIY skills to successfully restore their wood windows with professional looking results It is the only step by step guide on old windows that walks you through the restoration and repair process from beginning to end.You ll learn Proper order of operationsWindow anatomyHow to easily remove and reinstall window sashThe best way to strip old paint and finishHow to putty glaze like a proHow to complete simple epoxy repairsThe best way to paint a window...
|Title||:||Old Windows Made Easy: The Simple Way to Restore Wood Windows|
|Publisher||:||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform March 20, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||76 pages|
|File Size||:||996 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Old Windows Made Easy: The Simple Way to Restore Wood Windows Reviews
Don't get me wrong: this is a good book. It covers most of the basic aspects of handling and repairing the windows of old houses, but it falls short of covering the details of full restoration and sealing. At $50 for 75 smallish pages, it's outrageously expensive. I'd recommend it if it were (much) cheaper or more comprehensive, but it's just not worth this price.
I love how positive and can-do this author is--it's really encouraging. Instructions are especially good for repairing old windows that have been painted shut or that might need taking apart and reassembling for some reason. Less information for folks who might have missing stops or muntins or more serious issues.
It's a start, but would prefer more detailed information about how traditional wood windows are built, installed and repaired.
This book is way overpriced for what is inside and the information that is communicated to the buyer. Save your money and buy another type of old window specific book. I did buy The Window Sash Bible written by Steve Jordan and it is great guide with lots of useful information.
Good information will use to rehab 100+ yr old windows
good book. great deal of practical details.
Lots of good, helpful information in this book.
This book includes all the basics for restoring your windows. The instructions are clear and simple and the accompanying photos are excellent. I wish this book was available when we started. It would have saved countless hours of research, collecting the information piecemeal from dozens of sources. It includes just what you need to know, without any extra fluff to amuse or confuse you.