A Program of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

Workshops

Q/A with Trade Institute Masonry Demonstration

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting holds a Q/A session for the whole masonry series and other related questions. The audience could also get chance to try out the tools during the masonry demonstration.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 19

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

 

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Trick of the Trade

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting presents a workshop on the trick of trade in masonry construction.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 17

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Masonry Design and Implementation — Overview of Materials

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting presents a workshop on the masonry design and implementation with an overview of materials.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 12

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

History of Masonry

Construction and masonry industry expert Stephen Shelton of Shelton Masonry + Contracting presents a workshop on the history of masonry.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 10

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This lecture is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Flooring — 2 of 2

Wood and 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 materials available today. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series.  In this session of Flooring, students will learn about the materials and installation of solid wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 27

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Flooring — 1 of 2

Wood and 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 materials available today. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series.  In this session of Flooring, students will learn about the materials and installation of solid wood, engineered wood, and laminate flooring.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 25

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

How to Frame a Wall

Wood framing is the structural skeleton of your home. The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series.  If you are planning a remodeling project that includes opening walls or adding on this course will help you tackle the job in a safe and structurally sound manner.  Students will learn safe use of hand and power tools, layout, measuring, cutting, and ultimately how to frame a wall with a window and a door.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 18

6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Residential Landscape Design

Landscape architect Bill Paxton will present a workshop on residential landscape design. During the lecture, you will learn about various aspects of garden design including site, soil, trees, landscape plants, ornaments, hardscape, accommodate, seasons, historical restoration and special gardens.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, March 15

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Bill Paxton is a forester from Penn State, a registered landscape architect and adjunct faculty in Horticulture at Westmoreland County Community College and Chatham University. He is also a honorary member of the Botanical Society of Westmoreland County and has been a landscape contractor for thirty years.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Introduction to Home Improvement

The ability to complete even the smallest home improvement begins with a basic foundation of skills with hand tools and power tools.  The Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, in a partnership with DIY Pittsburgh, will offer a Home Improvement Workshop Series. In this session, you will learn how to use the most common hand tools and power tools of the trade in home improvement such as a hand saw, circular saw, hammer, nail gun, screw gun, drill, square, and miter saw.  You will also learn the most basic of skills; how to read a tape measure to 1/16 of an inch.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, March 11     6:00 p.m.—7:30 p.m.

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

About the presenter: Michael R. Wetmiller is the founder of DIY Pittsburgh, Remodeling Consultants & Educators.  Michael has a unique background that combines professional experience as both a carpenter and an educator.  He created DIY Pittsburgh with a simple mission: Teach homeowners the skills and knowledge needed to remodel their own homes.

Currently a middle school principal, Michael was originally a journeyman carpenter.  He has experience in commercial and residential construction and attended a four-year carpenter’s apprenticeship training program in the mid-1990’s.  Michael also has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Science in Education from Duquesne University.  He worked as a teacher in a Pittsburgh area high school for 6 years before becoming a principal.  Michael combined his knowledge as a carpenter with his ability to teach to create DIY Pittsburgh.

RSVPs are appreciated. Contact Mary Lu Denny at marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527.

Nuts and Bolts of Picking a Paint Contractor

Lucas Markantone of Markantone Painting, a Pittsburgh-area painting company with over 50 years in residential and commercial projects— will give a comprehensive presentation on the basics of painting to include all aspects of color selection, scaling projects, Do-It-Yourself, and/or how to select a paint contractor for a specific home or commercial project.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m.—11:30 a.m.Saturday, February 22

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center

744 Rebecca Avenue

Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

Map and driving directions

This workshop is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: marylu@phlf.org or 412-471-5808 ext. 527

PLEASE RSVP FOR ALL SESSIONS TO: Mary Lu Denny, Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, 412-471-5808 x527, marylu@phlf.org

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