Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp

Window Restoration & Weatherization Boot Camp is a fun and intense, three-day, hands-on learning experience. Students will learn cost-effective restoration & weatherization of original, double-hung, wood windows.

You will be part of a team restoring original wood, double hung windows in Laura Hawkins House & located in the Central Park National Historic District in Hannibal, Missouri. This late 19th century Queen Anne was the adult home of Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twains) boyhood girlfriend, Laura Hawkins. She became the model for Tom Sawyers girlfriend, Becky Thatcher. 

This is a tuition-based class with a limit of 10 students. You will be working side-by-side all three days with instructor Bob Yapp. Bob is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration & is a founding member of The National Window Preservation Standards Collaborative. Bob has restored over 6,500 windows in his 39-year career.

Window Boot Camp is an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. You will learn sash removal, safe paint & glass removal, wood repair, glazing putty application, complete weather stripping & sash installation.

At the end of the three days you and your teammates will have restored and weather stripped a double hung window from beginning to end. Every student completing the workshop receives a "Certificate of Completion".

Homeowners, small contractors, preservation staff, preservation commission members, preservation students, architects and historic building owners all benefit from this hands-on, traditional training event. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.

Tuition for this three-day workshop is $375 and includes fresh ground morning coffee, beverages and lunch. Space is limited to ten students in each session and pre-registration is required 

Affordable hotels and bed & breakfast inns are available for out of town students. For more information or to pre-register call Bob Yapp,

217-474-6052 or email him,

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