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Stained Glass Dome – Pewaukee, WI

stained-glass-minnesota-midwest-twin-cities-restorationThe stained glass dome we restored in Pewaukee, Wisconsin has been re-installed and it looks STUNNING. Check out the before and after! Before (without the glass, of course): 

 

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Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Arts District in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1918, we have been serving the Midwest for nearly 100 years. We specialize in custom designed stained glass windows, window repair and restoration, and protective storm coverings. For any inquiries you may have, we encourage you to contact us at (612) 872-4550.

Women United – Arlington United Methodist Church

Women-United-Arlington-Methodist-Minnesota-Stained-Glass-Gaytee-Palmer copy Women United is a ministry for ladies of all ages and backgrounds. It brings women together to worship, to learn, to grow, and to get to know one another. Although Women United is a ministry of the Arlington United Methodist Church, it is an interdenominational event that everyone is encouraged to attend. This event is one of our absolute favorites – we hope you check it out! For more information about Women United visit their website, call Sheryl at Voight at (507)-304-5990, or email the event organizer at womenunited@arlingtonunitedmethodist.org. Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Arts District in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1918, we have been serving the Midwest for nearly 100 years. We specialize in custom designed stained glass windows, window repair and restoration, and protective storm coverings. For any inquiries you may have, we encourage you to contact us at (612) 872-4550.

Custom Stained Glass Windows

The New Window Process: 1. The design committee and artist meet to choose a design, refine the design, and select glass colors. 2. Once the final design is determined, the patterns are drawn and cut out. 3. The glass and the lead are cut and are placed on the tracing of the window. 4. Meanwhile, if your new window includes custom artwork, our artist is busy sketching your custom design. Once the design is selected, the artist hand-paints the design onto the glass, which is then fired in a kiln. 5. Once all the components are ready – the glass, the artwork, and the lead – the stained glass panel is assembled and soldered. 6. Lastly, the new stained glass window is cemented. This is a process where cement is brushed into the voids of the lead, adding strength to the stained glass panels. 7. Your brand new custom stained glass window is installed! Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Arts District in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1918, we have been serving the Midwest for nearly 100 years. We specialize in custom designed stained glass windows, window repair and restoration, and protective storm coverings. For any inquiries you may have, we encourage you to contact us at (612) 872-4550.

Window Installation for St. Charles Borromeo

We installed the first set of windows for St. Charles Borromeo Church (St. Anthony) around Christmas. As promised, here are some photos of the installation process. Enjoy!

   Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Arts District in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1918, we have been serving the Midwest for nearly 100 years. We specialize in custom designed stained glass windows, window repair and restoration, and protective storm coverings. For any inquiries you may have, we encourage you to contact us at (612) 872-4550.

Midwest Window Repair and Restoration

Did you know the average life of a stained glass window is 70 to 100 years? As the lead and putty decay the structure of the window weakens which causes bulging. If the problem is not addressed the glass will crack or even fall out of the caming! We take great pride in restoring stained glass windows, lamps, cabinet doors, skylights, sidelights and door transoms. It is important in the restoration process to restore the stained glass back to its original condition without compromising the original design. Our Repair & Restoration Process: 1. The stained glass panels are removed from the socket and temporary windows are installed. The panels are then carefully transported back to the Gaytee-Palmer studio in Northeast Minneapolis. 2. At the studio, rubbings are made of each panel (rubbings are a chalk pattern of the window). 3. The stained glass panels are then placed in a soaking bath for 24 hours. This process loosens the lead, which makes it easier to take the panel apart. 4. After soaking, the old lead is cut from each piece of glass. Each invididual piece of glass is gently cleaned and placed on the rubbing. 5. After the panel is disassembled, the window is rebuilt using new lead and the second rubbing. The panel is then soldered. 6. Lastly, the restored panel is cemented . This is a process where cement is brushed into the voids of the lead, adding strength to the window. In addition, this process seals the window and provides protection from the elements. With proper restoration the life of the stained glass window can be extend for up to another 100 years. Our studio has a large glass inventory for any restoration project. We offer custom aluminum frames and clear laminated protective covering. Gaytee-Palmer Stained Glass is a family owned and operated business located in the heart of the Arts District in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Founded in 1918, we have been serving the Midwest for nearly 100 years. We specialize in custom designed stained glass windows, window repair and restoration, and protective storm coverings. For any inquiries you may have, we encourage you to contact us at (612) 872-4550.

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~ John | St. John's Luther Church | Sleepy Eye, MN