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Craftsmanship in preservation of classic New England architecture. Restoration and replication of historic shutters, entry doors, sash and millwork.

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Replication of Period Window and Casing

Weatherization Of Period Wood Windows

1. Introduction

How much home energy use goes toward the heat loss/gain through the windows in your home? According to the Dept of Energy, windows are responsible for 25%-30% of your thermostat related energy consumption.

In the 70’s and to this day, the insulated glass replacement window has become the mainstream solution to update old single pane wooden sash. However, with recent advances in glazing technology and a growing awareness toward natural resource conservation,

Architectural wood and metal stairs

Traditional Stairbuilding

Architectural wood stairs and handrails have been handcrafted in my family since 1928, spanning three generations. I trained under my grandfather when beginning to learn the trade in 1975. Today, this heritage in master stair building is integral to Bach Woodcraft in a 90 year tradition of craftsmanship.

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Salem, Ma historic shutters

Historic Shutters & Windows

New England exterior shutter design and hardware is traceable by region and date of origin. Bach Woodcraft restores historic shutters that are sound enough to be repaired. When replacement is the only option, we will replicate your existing shutters to an authentic match of the original

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Door & Sash Restoration

Whether a major restoration project is in the works or it is time for maintenance of your antique wood windows, Bach Woodcraft has the expertise to rejuvenate wood sash by repairing decay, re-glazing glass and refinishing. To optimize performance, weights are re-balanced and new weatherstrip is installed.

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Historic Preservation Millwork

Preservation of architectural woodwork that is integral to a historic building either needs to be worked on in place or carefully detached for repairs. Bach Woodcraft has the expertise to devise and execute a restoration plan for entry doors, stained glass frameworks, decorative moldings, balustrades, etc.

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