I'm trying to reproduce a "hardware-free" window mount I saw for a
shed, and realized that I can't remember a detail, that maybe someone
This is for a tilt-in single sash window; molding strips on the top
and sides on the outside hold the sash in place. There's another
strip on the inside bottom. Two turnbuttons on the top keep the the
sash closed, and two brackets on the sides let it tilt open about 30
degrees. I can't recall how the bottom molding strip was installed
-- it has to be beveled or loose to allow the tilt, but either seems
like the bottom of the sash is going to be rather loose when closed.
Maybe it would be better to put the turnbuttons on the sides?
What do you all think?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard) wrote in message
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If you make the bottom inside molding strip a 1/4 or 1/2 round, and
cut a matching rabbet (cove) on the inside bottom of the window frame,
you would have a tight fitting strip which would allow the window to
tilt. The outside bottom corners of the sash would probably need to
be rounded slightly to clear the side molding on the outside of the
Why two turnbuttons? Are the windows really wide? Only on the sides
if the top was awkward to reach. If it were me and I could get away
with using one, I would--centered, at the top. But I can be pretty
Best of luck; tell us how it turns out.
Mine have one turnbutton at the top. A small chain on one side was used to
limit the tilt opening. A side benefit to using the chain is one can
completely remove the window & hang it by the chain, out of the way [just in
case that's desirable].
As for the bottom ... the sill is slanted down toward the outside at about
15 degrees. The bottom of the window is beveled at the same angle, so the
window sits snugly against the outer frame & tilts in with no interference.
I can send pictures if desired.
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