Category Archives: Wood

The past wasn’t so long ago: how a WWI-era concrete building surprised us with its connection to the past

We were recently asked by a developer to look at a large open air shed they are turning into retail space below and offices above. Since the project sought to use historic tax credit funding, they had many preservation entities … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Woodwork – Part 2

We were looking at every fragment of Menokin from the standpoint of being able to return it to the building. Over the last 40 years we had developed many consolidation and repair techniques, but as stated earlier, this was an … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Woodwork-Part 1

        Continuing on with our early testing on the carbon fiber options I foresaw for Menokin, I had to explain to Tim Macfarlane more about what I had done in the past regarding timber strengthening and share … Continue reading

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Carbon Fiber Repair Options for Historic Buildings, Intro

Retrospective: Timber Conservation to Date  The following is our 2007 introduction to timber and masonry strengthening approaches we were investigating for the Menokin ruin in Warsaw, VA. At the time we were just completing the first phases of extraction and … Continue reading

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