Workshops at Legacy Architectural Salvage

Legacy’s workshops are held from 10:00-11:30AM at LAS (1831-B Dawson Street, behind Stevens Ace Hardware).

BONUS: Workshop attendees will receive a 15% discount on all purchases made that day!

Space is limited! If you’d like to attend an upcoming workshop, reserve your space by emailing legacy@historicwilmington.org.

Sign-Up for an Upcoming Workshop

Send us an email to RSVP:

legacy@historicwilmington.org

Questions? Give us a call:

910.660.8960 (office) / 910.338.6443 (cell)

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Upcoming Workshops: 

November 13, 2021: Reclaimed Door Table Workshop

This volunteer-led, demonstration-only workshop will teach you how to create a beautiful and functional table out of a vintage reclaimed door. Add charm and character to your home or office by using reclaimed materials to make a door table! In this workshop, you will learn how to choose a door, as well as the different reclaimed materials you can use for the skirt and legs. We will cover the tools and supplies needed to make this project, as well as the construction techniques and process of completing a reclaimed door table.

December 11, 2021: Faux Marbling Workshop

For centuries, people have sought the look of marble to dress up baseboards, mantles, and even walls. Originally, this might have been done by itinerant painters or amateurs and is found across Wilmington; faux marble mantles are a feature of the Latimer House. With this demonstration-only workshop, Legacy’s Artist-in-Residence Mark Gansor will share a step-by-step process and simple techniques to achieve the luxurious look of faux marble using reclaimed wood and everyday tools found in your local hardware store or hobby shop!

Past Workshops

October 16, 2021: Floor Repair Workshop

In this free, demonstration-only workshop by Quinn Cherry from Gee Ima Tree Landscaping and Flooring, you will learn the basics of repairing and patching hardwood flooring. Original wood flooring can be one of the most striking features of your home and well worth the time it takes to repair them! This workshop will cover how to repair wood floors, from choosing the right wood to the proper techniques used for the repairs. It will also cover techniques for staining and blending the wood used for the repair to match your existing flooring. 

 

September 18, 2021: Furniture Rejuvenation and Refinishing Workshop

Do you love old furniture? Are you interested in getting your feet wet fixing up your favorite piece? Join Legacy Artist-in-Residence, Laura Beaudette as she shares with you techniques on how to spot a solid-wood piece of furniture, assess its condition and determine if it needs to be rejuvenated, repaired or refinished. She will provide you with a step by step tutorial to bring your antique piece back to life! Other topics covered will include sanding versus chemical strippers, finishing techniques with various stains/finishing products, best practices and safety tips! 

 

October 10, 2020: Ladder Workshop (Demonstration Only)

Are you looking for the perfect handmade gift for the salvage lover in your life? Attend this workshop and learn how you can make a simple decorative ladder from re-claimed wood. We will cover choosing, prepping and cutting the wood for this project, as well as the salt wash paint technique, should you want to paint your ladder! You’ll learn tips and techniques on assembling a ladder that can be used to add a cool rustic vibe to anyone’s home décor. You will also receive a printout of instructions for how to make your ladder at home, and we can assist you when selecting wood!
 

May 9, 2020: Reclaimed Wood/Ball Jar Planter Demonstration Workshop

In this demonstration workshop, led by Legacy Architectural Salvage volunteers, you will learn how to create a beautiful planter from reclaimed wood, copper straps and ball jars. This workshop will educate you on the types of reclaimed wood that can be used for this project, as well as what products you can use to seal the wood if you plan to put your planter outside. This is a great project if you want to grow fresh herbs to add to a summer salad!

April 11, 2020: Wood Flooring Repair Workshop

Learn the basics of repairing and patching hardwood flooring from Quinn Cherry of Gee-Ima-Tree Landscaping & Flooring! Original wood flooring can be one of the most striking features of your home and well worth the time it takes to repair. This workshop will cover how to repair wood floors, from choosing the right wood to proper techniques for staining and blending the wood to match your existing flooring. 

March 14, 2020: Window Repair Demonstration Workshop

This demonstration workshop will be led by Sean Quintenz and his team from BlackHawk Construction. They will cover basic window restoration and repair, including glazing and repairing mountings and window rails, as well as safety tips when dealing with mold and lead paint during the window repair process.