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Thomas House Dormer Repairs
1) Dormer in progress: comparison
On the right, the original, degraded condition of the dormers and detailing may be seen. Dentils are caked with paing and moldings are deteriorating. On the left, paint has been stripped, dentils removed, and surfaces are prepared for restoration.
2) Dormer detail
Dormer pediment prior to repair. Paint has been stripped and surfaces are being prepared for rehabilitation. Note rot on feature in bottom-center of photo.
3) Dormer: epoxy application
Epoxy is used to repair elements of dormers which are damaged so as to retain as much of the original fabric as possible.
4) Dormer: mouldings
Dormer quarter-round rope mouldings and dentils are carefully cleaned.
5) Dormer: creating new pilasters
New pilasters are created for the dormers by Historic Preservation Training Center carpenters.
6) Dormer: Dentil Shown Before / After Cleaning
Dentil from the Thomas House dormers are shown before and after cleaning by HTPC Staff. Cleaned dentils will be carefully replaced and painted.
7) Dentil detailing by hand with a gouge
7) HPTC crafstsmen detail dentils by hand with a gouge.
8) Newly repaired dentils in place
8) Newly crafted and repaired dentils are placed on a dormer.
Last updated: August 1, 2014