Amy McAuley

is the owner of

Traditional Sash Joinery, Window Conservation and Researcher

Started in 2002, Oculus specializes in the conservation and construction of period windows and doors. Notable projects include George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia, North Head Lighthouse in Washington State, Heceta Head Lighthouse and Yaquina Head Lighthouse both on the Oregon coast. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oregon, one year of post baccalaureate work in Architecture at Portland State University and 20 years of on-the-job experience in historic structures.  Her emphasis is in working with traditional tools and techniques to conserve and build sash and doors for historic structures.  In 2018 she was awarded a Fellowship from Winterthur Program in American Material Culture to study 18thcentury door joinery.  In Oregon, Washington, and Idaho her focus is on 19thcentury buildings.  She has demonstrated and conducted workshops widely across the US and in Canada. She also taught for 7 years at the Pacific Northwest Field School run by the University of Oregon.  

Photos by Michael Price 

Oculus Fine Carpentry Traditional Sash Joinery Window Conservation and Research