I am making a potting shed for my wife. As many of us know, these
things must be cute instead of utilitarian. For me that means custom
windows. They must be 6 or eight light in pairs. Window will be about
18-20" wide and about 36 or so tall. Anyone ever took on such a
project? This does not have to be a fancy window like a double hung.
More like a "wall of glass". A frame with the glass panes in it and to
open the window you can just tilt it inside 6 or 8 inches and hold it
with a chain. Any ideas how to do this? Making the "window" part of
the window that is.
I have all the regular shop cast of characters. Hand and power tools,
and a decent amount of ability to use them should I know how to start
at least. Any websites or book dedicated to homemade windows? I
checked my local Barnes and noble with no luck as well as my library.
Thanks for any help.
Cope and stick construction is used for an actual lighted window. For a
potting shed I'd make a simulated lighted window with just an overlay over
the full pane to obtain the desired look. The overlay could be as simple
as some half lapped slats.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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I made 2 simple replacement windows by making the frames out of scraps
butted together. Then I used 1/2" quarter-round moulding mitered inside
to hold the plexiglas.
Hope this helps.
There's an article in a recent FWW showing a simplified way of making
divided light transom windows...all required is to change the size to
whatever you want.
I've built a large number of replacement windows for the
barn...traditional cope and stick is simple w/ either the Whiteside or
other combination router bits if you don't want the through tenon. CMT
and Amana also make a set, I'm sure there are others as well.
Delta has quit making their line of 1/2" spindle shaper cutters
entirely, unfortunately, which is the only place I know of to get the
stub-shaft cutter required to make the relief cut in order to make the
full tenon. As I have another set of sixteen to go, I'm thinking I'll
get a custom one made to match the profile of the Whiteside router
But, for just one or two and if you're looking for simple, look for the
FWW article--I'll see if I can find and post the particular issue...
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