NOTICE to our customers: Due to our current very high volume of work, our production schedule on new projects is into late autumn of 2019 at this time. We will still estimate projects at the present time, however, please allow 1 to 2 weeks for us to complete your estimate. We cannot accept "rush" jobs or estimates. Thank you for your patience!
Weston Millwork Company has been in business since 1988, producing custom window sash for the historic restoration market. We do not reproduce any modern era sash or millwork (for example, sash for insulatiing (IG) units.
Our fabrication shop is always set up to make faithful reproduction wood window sash for the historic architectural period spanning from approximately 1870 to 1960 - - what we call “Second Era” millwork. This was an era of national standardization of profiles, catalogs and mass distribution methods in the US millwork industry. Click here for a brief historical survey. Most of the historic wood window sash in the US was built during these years, so your project is likely to be of this type. Our turnaround time for “Second Era” millwork is relatively quick because standardization permits different projects to be run on the same machines without a setup or retooling.
We continue to reproduce pre-1870 wood window sash - - what we call “First Era” millwork. We have a dedicated shop for this work, as well. Because work from this era is not standardized, the machines must be set up for every run of window sash, allowing no other projects to proceed until that project is completed, whatever its size. Turnaround times for “First Era” millwork, consequently, are significantly longer; over a year, at present. You may want to consider whether substituting a “Second Era” style replacement would be appropriate for your particular application.
We do not reproduce any “Third Era” (what we refer to as "modern") sash or millwork whatsoever, work produced after about roughly 1960 to 1980, depending on the region. We do not produce any sash for insulated glass or "IG" units.
So how can you quickly tell if your wood window sash is Second Era or First Era?
• The first indicator would be the date of construction of the building. If it was built between 1865 and 1960, there is a good chance that the window sash is “Second Era”.
• If the window sash is 1-1/8” or 1-3/8” thick,)there is a good chance that the window sash is “Second Era”.
• If it uses profile ogee number 105, per Catalog.
Email us dimensioned photos or drawings if you have questions about pricing and delivery of any faithful reproduction wood window sash.
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