Historic Window Restoration

Historic Window Restoration Fort Columbia Double Hung

Historic Home Renovations

At Valley Woodworks, we aim to carefully restore historic windows.  In the process, we unearth the original form, function, and beauty of a window from years of weathering, neglect, or simply various remodels.   Our goal is to bring your windows back to being structurally sound, functional, and historically accurate.

Window Replacements

The picture on the top of this page features a restoration project at Fort Columbia in Washington State.  All of the windows seen had to be removed, rebuilt, and reinstalled.  The added challenge of this project was rebuilding the curved element of the upper window unit. 

In this next image, you will find an example of a multi-lite window sash being restored to its original glory.

Historic Multi-Lite Window Sash
Cottage Grove window

Window Restoration

And this last project, we show the restoration of the windows at the Cottage Grove Armory.  The windows were in significant disrepair, requiring the windows to be removed, the jams and windows rebuilt, and then the reinstallation of the windows.  Sometimes it has to get worse before it gets better.

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Contact Valley Woodworks today to begin the process of transforming your historic windows to their original beauty and functionality.


What our clients are saying

Joseph is a true craftsman with a wealth of skills, tools, and experience that allow him to take on complex projects that match—and even exceed—a client’s vision. In our case, he fully restored a bank of 100-year-old windows that had been “remuddled” and covered up for 70 years. The project required restoration, fabrication of new windows, and on-site assembly. The results are superb, and better than we ever imagined. We highly recommend Joseph as an exceedingly honest, innovative, and highly skilled contractor who brings years of experience to each unique job. Beyond the professional dimensions of his work, he is considerate, gives clear explanations of the key steps of every job, and eager to understand exactly what his client wants to accomplish.

Mark David Spence and Amanda Kate Allaback