Class Announcement: Restoring Wood Windows with David Wadsworth

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Friday and Saturday, April 25th & 26th

At Historic Hatton House and Silent Rivers Design+Build

Class fee: $225

(Register by April 12th to participate)

Learn how to restore double hung wood window sashes from start to finish. Restoration professional David Wadsworth will take us through the process of removing the windows from a house, safely stripping off paint and finishes, repairing the wood, replacing glass, and putting them back together using efficient weatherization techniques.

The Friday, April 25th session will begin at Historic Hatton House, 1730 7th St., Des Moines (in the River Bend neighborhood) where we’ll learn about the parts of a window and how to take it apart. The Saturday, April 26th session will begin at Silent Rivers Design & Build, 9205 Swanson Blvd., Clive, with instruction on removing paint and finishes, reglazing the sashes, and more. We’ll wrap up Saturday afternoon back at Hatton House, a demonstration on how to put a completed window back together.

Register online and read the Full Terms and Conditions for this class at 

Rebuilding Together Greater Des Moines ( has generously provided a full set of tools so each participant can get hands-on experience. A list of tools and suggested retailers will be provided, as well as safety equipment for each participant to keep and use at home.

This intensive two-day, hands-on class will bring professional skills training otherwise only available hundreds of miles away right to your doorstep here in Des Moines. Take advantage of the early bird special price of $199 if you sign up by March 31st. Registrations will be taken at the regular price of $225 from April 1st-12th. The class is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

If you have questions, email or call 515-451-7559.

To learn more about guest instructor, David Wadsworth and to see videos about his window restoration techniques, visit his website at

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