Port Townsend School of Woodworking
Preserving the Tradition


Windows Restoration Training in Port Townsend

Port Townsend School of Woodworking

For Immediate Release
Contact:  Jake Hollingsworth, 360.344.4404

Fort Worden State Parks, Port Townsend School of Woodworking and Peninsula College are coming together on a Historic Window Restoration Class project.  Fort Worden State Park was awarded Energy Recovery Funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009.  The funds will provide for free tuition and enrollment for the historic window restoration classes.  The students will receive certification in historic windows restoration from Peninsula College while receiving expert training from the Port Townsend School of Woodworking.  These classes are for those interested in an in-depth look at construction and maintenance of double-hung windows, and appropriate storm window options for historic structures. 

Class focus is basic-to-intermediate window maintenance and repairs.  This program gives the participant a beginning knowledge of practical in-shop millwork practices. Included are project layout, appropriate materials, joinery techniques, storm sash manufacturing and glazing.  The class will also be introduced to the manufacture, hardware, and installation of operable storm windows on two historic buildings at Fort Worden.  Buildings 200 (park office) and 310 (gym) will be the project sites for these classes

Classes are two or three  weeks in length – Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  There are no classes on weekends.  Each class is limited to 12 students/participants.  Each student/participant must successfully complete the restoration of two windows to receive certification.  The roster currently has many participants from the Veterans Conservation Corps, Department of Ecology’s Washington Conservation Corps and Washington State Parks. 

The following classes have openings:
Window Restoration and Storm Sash Construction /Installation -   June 1 -11
Advanced Window Restoration and Wall Stabilization - August 2-20
Advanced Window Restoration -  August 23- Sept 2
There is no charge for a course - breakfast and lunch are provided. Assistance with accommodation is available.

If you are interested or need more information, contact Dale Hollingsworth, Fort Worden State Park at 344.4404 or email at Dale.Hollingsworth@parks.wa.gov