Fall Home Improvement Workshops Now Enrolling

Registration is now open for fall workshops at Boston Building Resources, which include numerous new offerings and several with an artistic twist.

The series of 14 workshops begins on September 24 with Stained Glass, co-sponsored by neighboring Diablo Glass Studios. Also in a creative vein, first-time offerings in metalworking include Aluminum Casting (October 17) and Blacksmithing and Welding (November 7), both of which are collaborations with Stonybrook Fine Arts in Jamaica Plain. Table Saw Magic (September 26) will show participants how to cut complex shapes with this common power tool.

Reflecting BBR’s focus on helping homeowners save energy and money, new workshops are being offered on Thermal Imaging (October 24) and Deep Energy Retrofits (December 12). The instructors for these two workshops, Flemming Lund and Brian Butler, were part of the lively panel discussion on ice dams at BBR’s annual meeting this past May.

Three workshops focus on making windows more energy efficient: Window Rehab (October 3), Installing Storm Windows (November 7), and Epoxy Wood Repair (October 31). The popular Heating Systems workshop returns on December 5.

Perennial favorites include workshops on Kitchen Design (November 14), Tiling (November 21) and Fix Your Own Toilet (October 17), where participants learn to make common repairs without calling a plumber. Making Doors Work on November 14 will take the group to one participant’s home to diagnose and fix doors that stick, don’t latch, or have other problems.

A monthly window and screen repair clinic teaches participants to replace broken panes of glass or torn screens, and is free for BBR members. Members also receive discounts on other workshop fees.

For details and to enroll, visit our Workshops webpage.