Wayne Oliveri Carpentry in Sandisfield MA
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Window and Door Restoration

Window and Door Restoration
Mid 1800's Three Sash Single Hung
Complete refurbishment and rebuilding from jamb to paint.


This is one of three single hung three sash windows I restored in 09. They were neglected for many years, and were held together with L brackets, nails and caulk. Many of the muntin bars and mullions were sagging and broken. Stile and rails had separated and were out of square, cracked original glass, some rot and lots of encrusted paint.


Single Hungs Restored

Single Hungs Restored
One of nine single hungs
I restored and upgraded nine single hung two sash units at the same time as the triple sash restoration. Plywood was screwed into the jambs on the lower floor, stretch frames with double layer clear polythene sheeting weather proofed the upstairs jamb openings.
The sash were taken back to my shop and rebuilt.

Solid Brass Sash Lock

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The original locks were made of wrought iron and had shattered beyond repair. This reproduction sash lock is identical in style to the originals. The machining, bigger size and the overall strength is much better than originals.
Visible in this image is a draft seal on underside of bottom rail splined into wood for a stay in place tight weather seal. Notice the nylon pile black draft seal on the leading vertical edge of the primary sash stop that seals against the sash. There are nylon pile seals splined into the sash sides that seal between sash and jamb that I never photographed unfortunately. Splined in leaf poly type seals are also used to seal between the sash check or meeting rails.

Restored Sash

Restored Sash
Sash with spring plunger hold open hardware

Ready For Another 100 Hundred Years

Ready For Another 100 Hundred Years
The restored original windows conserve the homes integrity and value.

I was able to locate all the authentic (not reproduced) replacement glass needed to re-glaze the many cracked originals.

The high quality inset storm window units pictured here have the Low E coating on the glass and complete the energy efficient restoration up grade to this wing of the house

Repair in Progress

Repair in Progress
Rotten wood being replaced on this old wood sash in the work shop. The rail and lower mortises of the stiles are deteriorated.
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