Potential clients were walking around outside their 100+ year old house and thought “Those are really nice stained glass windows in out dining room. Why can’t we see them from inside?” Whoever had done a remodel had just put furring strip on the plaster walls and sheetrocked right over them. Their initial response was to just cut through and tear away the sheetrock, which leaves raw holes around the windows.
My plan is to cut back the sheetrock far enough to allow me to remove the old trim, replace the sheetrock, fur out the window frames and reinstall the trim. I expect that the trim is probably a little brittle.
My memory is that sometime in the last year I have seen an article on the technique for removal of antique woodwork. Does anybody remember that? Was it here, JLC, or somewhere else?