During this two-day workshop we will undertake the replacement of cedar shingle roofing on the Crystal Diamond Springhouse, a small one-story stone building built in the 1850s to house the magnesium spring. Guided by two building professionals with over 70 years of experience between them, participants will strip the existing cedar shingles and remove them to be composted on site, repair the existing wood lath, and install new western red cedar taper-sawn shakes. The hands-on work will be accompanied by instruction in the use of wood shingle roofing materials historically and its appropriate use in historic preservation today, including design choices like shake vs. shingle, amount of exposure and minimum pitch.
Level: Beginner to Advanced, No Experience Required
Instructors: Tony Vizzi, Andrew Gustine
Date: Saturday-Sunday, May 19-20, 2018
Location: Lincoln Building
1685 Art School Road Chester Springs, PA 19425
Tuition: HYS and CCHPN Members: $85
More information and registration at > http://yellowsprings.org/preservation-skills-workshops/
Questions? Contact Cher Pizzi, Studio Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-827-7414 ext.16.