F Phelps House Great Hall with Front Doo

Bob Yapp Passive Wood Repair and Restoration Workshop

October 9, 10, & 11

The hands-on workshop is an intense, learn-by-doing opportunity. This class is not about aggressively drum sanding wood floors, so they look new, much like fine antiques; we want to keep the character-defining features and patina of the flooring.

You will learn how to patch bad areas, so they don’t look patched, passively remove the damaged old finish, remove water and pet stains as well as how to apply a finish. At the end of the three days, you will know from beginning to end how to repair & passively restore any hardwood or softwood tongue & grooved strip floor.

The workshop is October 9, 10, & 11th at the Historic Phelps House in Carthage. The cost is $100 per participant and includes three days of training, three days of lunches, knee pads, masks, and protective eye-wear. Attendees will be required to wear facemasks to prevent the spread of illness. The class must have twelve attendees and eighteen will fill the class size. Scholarships are available for tech students.

H Phelps House Dining Room with Great Ha

 

 

The workshop is a partnership effort of Carthage Historic Preservation and the City of Carthage through a Certified Local Government grant offered by the State Historic Preservation Office in Missouri. Additional funding comes courtesy of the Boylan Foundation, Carthage Community Foundation, and additional donors of Carthage Historic Preservation.  The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government. This project is being supported in part by the Historic Preservation Fund, administered by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior and Missouri Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office. The views and conclusions contained in this document are those of the authors and should not be interpreted as representing the opinions or policies of the U.S. Government, or Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute their endorsement by the U.S. Government, or Department of Natural Resources, State Historic Preservation Office.