Building a greenhouse window?


I've seen them online at $1,000. I don't want one that bad but I would like to try and build one.
I'm in the process of replacing windows and I have one on the 1st floor on the south side that I would like to make into a little greenhouse window. Maybe 18" deep, the current opening is about 41' wide by 53" high. Glass sides, glass front, sloping glass top, wooden base, a glass shelf...
I thought I would buy the glass and build the frame myself . this window is only a foot off the ground so I could easily support the weight if needed.
The wife has been showing an interest in gardening and I thought this would be a nice place to work on plantings during the winter months.
Has anyone seen plans or done this themselves?
TIA
Steve
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comcastss news groups wrote:

I built some replacement windows for the old cabin on my place. You need some decent woodworking skills, advanced beginner I would say. I used a circular saw to cut the pieces for the frame. I then used dowels to glue it up solid. then a router to cut the L-shaped rabbet on the inside of the frame to accept the glass. Then I used stock moulding to cover the edge, mitred. I painted the frame and moulding before assembly. It's easy if you have some old windows, just copy. At the least you need a saw and a doweling jig. A router and a wood chisel will be useful too. Paint them well and they will last.
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be careful of some types of modern glass that reflects some important parts of the sunshine.
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Start with a three-sided aquarium. You can find them next to apartment house dumpsters.
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On Mon, 18 Dec 2006 15:07:33 -0500, "comcastss news groups"

If you're replacing your windows, have the installers leave the old ones. then you can just nail up the take-out sashes into a box.
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