Continuing Education

Door and Hardware Workshop

Two amazing workshops in one big day!

Saturday September 7th, 2019 One Day Intensive Workshop

10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Old doors have been given a bad rap… excuse the pun… for a very long time!  The removal of old doors… not unlike original wood windows… can significantly reduce or even destroy the character and authenticity of a vintage home. The door is the first thing that greets the owner and visitors alike. 

The warmth and character of an old wood door – specifically one which denotes the very design style era it was intended for – should be kept and restored at all costs. 

In this section of this amazing all-day hands-on workshop we will go through the process of restoring a wooden door including:

  • How-to conserve original paint surfaces;
  • How-to remove your original door;
  • How best to strip old paint off the door using several methodologies;
  • How-to repair split panels;
  • How-to square a sagging door;
  • How-to carefully prime and paint your door;
  • Best paint colours for your original door;
  • How-to rehang your doors;
  • How-to make your original doors extremely energy efficient;
  • How-to refinish original hinges and remedy hinge sag.

In the second half of this all-day hands-on workshop you will learn how to restore and refinish original antique door and window hardware.

The most used and needed device in your traditional home is door and window hardware; yet little is written about it, and even less is written about repair, refinishing and maintenance of antique hardware. 

Their internal workings underneath those lovely cast skins are as varied as their designs, with each manufacturer having a different “take” on how the mechanisms should work.  So many manufacturers and internal works made the repair and maintenance of these cast-iron sets a challenge, and ultimately the traditional hardware was removed and ended up in a box in the cellar or garage.

Window hardware

Let’s get your old hardware working again:

  • How-to remove layers of paint and rust, so as not to damage;
  • How-to open and repair/refinish the internal workings;
  • How-to replace broken internal springs;
  • How-to refinish and rejuvenate original doorknobs;
  • How-to cut original keys;
  • How-to repair and refinish window hardware and door knockers.


Saturday September 7th, 2019 10:30 am – 4:00 pm One Day Intensive Workshop


Located at the Edifice Atelier Oxford Campus, just 5 minutes west of Cambridge, Ontario

867395 Township Rd 10, Bright, ON N0J 1B0 (see Google Map below)

Your Instructor:

Dr Christopher Cooper, Master Restoration & preservation Expert…

Who Should Attend:

This Workshop is specifically designed for the amateur restorationist interested in saving his/her irreplaceable wood doors and antique hardware. You are most welcome to bring one of your own pieces of hardware for discussion on best practice to restore.


A very special one time offer $150.00*

*(this course is traditionally $300)

Full payment is due upon booking your place, remember this course sells out very quickly. There are no reduced rates for couples. However, large groups (6 or more attendees) can be discounted at the Edifice Atelier’s discretion.

The Edifice Atelier reserves the right to cancel any courses. Deposits and fees will be returned in full should this happen.

As this workshop fills up quickly and is on a first come first serve basis our cancellation policy is to provide credit for another workshop time of same value if you cannot attend.

Pay now, payment is through a secure PayPal account

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How to get to the Oxford Campus:

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