I need two for an upcoming new home. The custom window company wants $11,000
for two smallish windows. Tempting to tool up and tackle this one myself.
Just the kind of mess I'd get myself in the middle of.
glutton for punishment
First thought is that surely there is _something_ standard from one of
the major manufacturers that would suit?
Second is, sure you could build a standard casement window assuming you
have a shaper or a router table w/ good router and the other necessary
stuff to make the stock from like a bandsaw would be good for cutting
the oval, etc. You can buy the window sash cutter sets for a couple
hundred dollars or thereabouts, depending on how high quality you want
As for the complexity, depends on just how elaborate you're talking and
what your experience level/skill is. Then you have to consider the
glazing -- for a new home you really don't want to use simply a single
pane these days, in all likelihood, so you'll be back to having the
double-pane made and that's probably not going to be cheap.
I don't recall the title, but Taunton Press published a book on window
and door construction not terribly long ago. I don't have it but the
flyer made it look pretty good.
Dean H. wrote:
| I need two for an upcoming new home. The custom window company
| wants $11,000 for two smallish windows. Tempting to tool up and
| tackle this one myself. Just the kind of mess I'd get myself in the
| middle of.
From the hip: I have a CNC router that can precision machine
oval/elliptical (inside and/or outside) templates that you can use
with either a freehand router or table-mounted router for obscenely
less than that. Contact me directly if I can be of help...
DeSoto, Iowa USA
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