Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Stained Glass Window Restoration

I don't specialize in stained glass restoration but now and then, possibly a family member or friend of a friend convinces me to tackle a project like this.  I have done much more of my own stained glass work than restorations but this is by far the biggest restoration project I've tackled. Here are some of the before pictures for the stained glass restoration project that occupied most of my studio time this spring.  There were two panels, both the same shape and similar styles and colors.  As you can see from the photos, there were quite a few cracked glass pieces that needed to be removed, the cement around the edges of the panels was crumbling, as was the lead came underneath.  A lot of the leads needed to be replaced around the outside of both panels and some of the interior cames as well.  You may not be able to tell from the photos below but the window in the large image was buckled and pressed out in the middle, the leads broken.  I posted the after photos below showing how the restored windows were installed.

And here are the afters.......  Hope you enjoy!

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