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This event is presented by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota.

This Rehab Lab is all about managing and repairing rotted wood. You will learn how to assess rot; use epoxy, consolidants and wood filler; and consider options for wood replacement. We will also discuss topics like water management and common places of rot.

Workshop goals:

-Understand buildings as systems and why rot happens
-Learn what tools and materials you’ll need to repair or replace rotted wood
-Learn how to prevent future instances of rot

Our “lab” for the day is an 1896 home. A true “diamond in the rough,” the house is currently being restored. The owner plans to transform it into a bed & breakfast. YOU can have a part in bringing this home back to life!

We will meet at the Blue Earth Co. Historical Society for an introductory presentation, then we’ll walk about a half mile to the Rehab Lab site: 811 S. 2nd Street.

This class is brought to you by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, a statewide nonprofit that is proud to offer learning opportunities for people who take care of old houses and buildings.

Admission is $20/BECHS Members, $25/Non-Members and can be purchased through the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota’s Website.