Synopses & Reviews
In Working Windows, 3rd Edition
, Terry Meany (aka Mr. Window) explains with detail, humor, and accessibility everything you'll need to know to repair, replace, or restore almost any windowregardless of its age.
Inside you will find:
detailed instruction for disassembling and repairing various types of wood windows
repair hints and tricks of the trade you won't find anywhere else
easy ways to clean and restore original hardware
safe and efficient methods of stripping, refinishing, and painting
effective ways to eliminate drafts and rattles
methods for glass cleaning
invaluable information on tools and materials and more.
Working Windows, 3rd Edition is the only fully illustrated guide to repairing and refinishing every part of an old window, from weather stripping, pulleys, sashes, hopper vents, and casings to old hinges, paint, and glass.
Whether you are a craftsman or a do-it-yourself homeowner, you will find Working Windows, 3rd Edition packed with essential advice and instruction to get your windows looking great and operating smoothly.
"The best guide on the subject.". --Seatle Times/Post Intelligencer
"Meany has put together the definitive book on wood window repair and restoration. . . [it is] written with excellent detail, helpful diagrams, simple and clear instructions, and a good bit of Meany's wry humor to make it a lively read. It is an absolutely indispensable part of any wood-window-owning do-it-yourselfer's home library." -- Amazon.com
"Whether you simply need to eliminate drafts or want to tackle complex stripping, author Meany is sure to steer you in the right direction. Remember, the windows really are the eyes of your home." --Timber Homes Illustrated
"Assuming you have a reason to repair old, single-pane windows instead of replacing them with insulated glass windows, Terence Meany's Working Windows. . . could come in handy. Meany, who calls himself Mr. Window, has some neat tricks up his sleeve. . . . "--Journal of Light Construction
"Working Windows leaves the subject of window design and installation to other authors, and instead concentrates on something more basic to homeowners: getting the windows you already have to work properly for what they were designed and installed to do."--Woodshop News a healthy dose of humor and lots of detail as it tells the basics of how to restore, repair or replace virtually any kind of window.”--Booklist
"The next best thing to taking a class from Terry." --Larry Kreisman, Program Director for Historic Seattle, a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1974 and dedicated to preserving Seattle and King County's architectural legacy.
WORKING WINDOWS: A Guide to the Repair and Restoration of Wood Windows,
“The best guide on the subject.”—Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Older homes are gaining in value, especially when the original craftsman details are well maintained, such as antique lead panes and wood windows. And refinishing beautiful old windows happens to be one do-it-yourself project that a home owner can actually accomplish without professional assistance. This is the only completely illustrated guide to repairing and refinishing every part of an old window, from weather stripping, pulleys, sashes, hopper vents, and casings to old hinges, paint, and glass. Completely updated with a new section on cleaning windows.
“Written with excellent detail, helpful diagrams, simple and clear instructions, and a good bit of Meany’s wry humor to make it a lively read. It is an absolutely indispensable part of any . . . home library.”—Amazon.com
*Media interviews on home improvement and TV talk shows
*Review mailings to do-it-yourself shows and home magazines
Terry Meany is known as “Mr. Window” for his expertise in window repair. He lives with his wife in Kenmore, Washington.
This definitive book covers the operation, care, repair, and restoration of all kinds of wood windows, along with chapters on weather-stripping, repainting, and refinishing.
About the Author
Terry Meany has repaired thousands of windows in the Seattle area, earning him the nickname "Mr. Window."