The Preservation Trades Network is an nonprofit organization that provides education and networking for people interested in “traditional trades“. These trades include masonry, blacksmithing, carpentry, plasterwork, painting, and a number of other skills that are associated with traditional building practices.
“PTN was established on the principle that conservation of the built environment is fundamentally dependent on the work of skilled people in all of the traditional building trades who preserve, maintain and restore historic buildings, and build architectural heritage for the future.“
Abatron’s products are well known for their ability to maintain and restore “traditional” building materials. Abatron’s wood restoration products, LiquidWood® and WoodEpox® are continually specified for restoration projects on some of our nation’s most popular historic sites.
PTN hosts an annual International Preservation Trades Workshop which gathers some of the country’s most highly skilled traditional craftsmen. It’s the only event of its kind, dedicated to sharing the skills and knowledge of all of the trades employed in conservation of the built environment. At the 2014 event, in St. Clairsville, Ohio, one of the tents set up for demonstrations was completely dedicated to historic wood windows. Presentations were given on general maintenance, epoxy repairs, and the creation of quality new wood sashes.
LiquidWood® and WoodEpox® were demonstrated by Jason Whipple, of Historic House Restoration. Jason has worked as a historic preservation contractor for over 10 years.
For more information on the Preservation Trades Network, visit their website, http://www.iptw.org/index.htm. Examples of Jason Whipple’s projects can be found on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RestoreOhio?ref=ts&fref=ts.