Rotted Wood Class to Be Held at Weyerhaeuser Museum

The sawmill at Gravelville appears to have a severe case of rotted wood in this photo, MCHS collections #0000.000.329.

The sawmill at Gravelville appears to have a severe case of rotted wood in this photo, MCHS collections #0000.000.329.

As houses and other buildings age, rotted wood becomes a problem. What are the best ways to deal with rotted wood, particularly on historic buildings?

This class, “Rotted Wood Repair,” will help attendees learn how to deal with rotted wood. Hosted by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, the class will be held at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum in Little Falls, MN, on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

In this class, wood window wizard Paul Schmidt will teach how to tell the difference between rotted and discolored wood and how to fix each issue. He’ll demonstrate both major and minor repair techniques (filling or replacing wood). Tools and materials needed to tackle wood rot and discoloration will also be covered.

Cost of the class is $25 per person. To register, visit the Preservation Alliance’s website: http://www.mnpreservation.org/services/education/classes/. Or call 651-293-9047.

For questions related to the venue, the Weyerhaeuser Museum, call 320-632-4007.

 

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