Rehab Lab: Rotted Wood Repair

08/10/2019 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM CST


  • $20.00  -  Blue Earth Co. Historical Society member/volunteer
  • $25.00  -  General Admission


Mankato, MN


This Rehab Lab is all about managing and repairing rotted wood. You will learn how to assess rot; use epoxy, consolidants and wood filler; and consider options for wood replacement. We will also discuss topics like water management and common places of rot.

Workshop goals:

  • Understand buildings as systems and why rot happens
  • Learn what tools and materials you'll need to repair or replace rotted wood
  • Learn how to prevent future instances of rot

Our "lab" for the day is an 1896 home. A true "diamond in the rough," the house is currently being restored. The owner plans to transform it into a bed & breakfast. YOU can have a part in bringing this home back to life!

We will meet at the Blue Earth Co. Historical Society for an introductory presentation, then we'll walk about a half mile to the Rehab Lab site: 811 S. 2nd Street.

This class is brought to you by the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota, a statewide nonprofit that is proud to offer learning opportunities for people who take care of old houses and buildings.

Ticket transfer policy: If you are unable to attend a class but would like to transfer your registration, just email with your name and contact info (email address and phone number), as well as the contact info of the person that will be taking your spot in class. We’ll update our attendance list accordingly.

Refund policy: Please email if you would like a refund on your purchased ticket. PAM will arrange to refund the cost of the class. Refunds are provided up to seven days prior to the class.

Cancellation policy: A class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. Decision to cancel a class will be announced to registrants at least 24 hours before the class' scheduled time. Refunds will be provided to all registrants. 


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