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Deck Construction (Part II): Decking and Handrails

Thursday, April 30, 2015
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Decking and Handrails are the visible parts of a deck that make the deck beautiful.  In this second part of the Deck Construction workshop, students will learn about types of decking, tools for installation, and how to build handrails and stairs.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is a Pennsylvania-Registered Home Improvement Contractor specializing in interior renovation.  He grew up in a family of tradesmen and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program.  He became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1999.  Michael has worked in both commercial and residential construction in all phases from foundations to finish carpentry.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

Deck Construction (Part I): Framing

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Decks provide outdoor living spaces that are great for barbecues, gatherings, or some quiet book reading in the fresh air.  It is essential that best practices in construction are used to build a safe deck.  In this workshop, students will learn the procedures to build a deck that meets building code regulations and provides a safe outdoor space.  Students will learn about deck layout, footers, setting posts and girders, and framing the deck.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is a Pennsylvania-Registered Home Improvement Contractor specializing in interior renovation.  He grew up in a family of tradesmen and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program.  He became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1999.  Michael has worked in both commercial and residential construction in all phases from foundations to finish carpentry.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

DIY Workshop: Wood Flooring Essentials

Thursday, April 23, 2015
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Natural wood adds beauty to a home that laminates cannot match.  Solid wood and engineered wood flooring are available in many varieties and are prefinished, making their installation doable for the DIYer.  In this workshop, students will learn about the materials of solid wood and engineered wood flooring, how to estimate material, tools for installation, and how to install wood flooring.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is a Pennsylvania-Registered Home Improvement Contractor specializing in interior renovation.  He grew up in a family of tradesmen and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program.  He became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1999.  Michael has worked in both commercial and residential construction in all phases from foundations to finish carpentry.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

DIY Workshop: Laminate Flooring Essentials

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm

Laminate flooring products are designed for the DIYer.  But with so many products on the market, it is critical to have a clear understanding of the types of laminate flooring available today.  Students will learn how to estimate material, tools for laminate floors, layout techniques, and how to install laminate flooring.

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is a Pennsylvania-Registered Home Improvement Contractor specializing in interior renovation.  He grew up in a family of tradesmen and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program.  He became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1999.  Michael has worked in both commercial and residential construction in all phases from foundations to finish carpentry.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527 

Film Screening: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

Thursday, March 16, 2015
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm

Join us for a screening of the American Experience documentary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, which chronicles the life and work of Rachel Carson, a biologist for the federal government whose research into unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides, sparked a warning that helped awaken the consciousness of the modern environmental movement.

A short presentation and a question-and-answer session by representatives of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association will follow the film screening. PHLF played an active role in saving and preserving Rachel Carson’s birthplace in Springdale, Pennsylvania.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, PA 15221

This workshop is free to PHLF Members. Click here for more information about PHLF membership and please join! Non-members: $5

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact:

Mary Lu Denny – (412) 471-5808 x 527