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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.
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."