| > >> What is a window sill typically made of? I'm more interested in
| > >> construction rather than custom endangered species rainforest
| > >> something like that.
| > >> I'm just about ready to start replacing my windows and I'm
looking at the
| > >> window sill and framing material - 3/4" plywood. Seems pretty
| > >> chintzy to me, especially around something that will in all
| > >> get damp or wet at some point. I'm personally not going to
| > >> with plywood, but I wanted to level set my thinking here and make
| > >> I'm not being overly harsh on the contractor who built the place.
| > >> is the build date for this house.
| > > Who cares what it's made of? No matter what, you will paint or
| > > coat it as if it was a piece of balsa wood lashed to the mast of a
| > > sailboat about to go around the world eight time. You'll use the
| > > paint you can find in your town, or marine grade polyurethane,
| > > you said, that wood's going to be exposed to moisture. And, as you
| > > say, it'll be exposed to sunlight.
| > Well maybe I used the wrong terminology here. I mean the framing on
| > INSIDE of the window, the window box material. Guess I'm not
| > what to call it. It isn't automatically painted, the front window
| > house has a piece of cedar for a sill.- Hide quoted text -
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| I usually use clear douglas fir or pine if it is to be painted.
just to add my 2 cents............ because I can.
spanish cedar, fir, yellow pine, mahogany, spruce are all used for
heck, I've even seen pressure treated used also.