My house has wood framed single hung windows. There is a bay window in the
dining area. The company that made the windows is out of business and their
design didn't seem to consider that rain and snow would run down the outer
glass and seep into the lower sash piece. One of the sash bottoms has bowed
and is starting to split. Based on experience (in a prior life) it seemed
to be an easy job
to make a replacement piece. There are no non-standard or custom cuts and
design is pretty straightforward and seems to require only common tooling.
I removed the sash and disassembled the frame so I could take the bowed and
splitting lower piece to a local "Norm Abrams" type woodworker and have one
made. Problem is, there doesn't seem to be a local "Norm Abrams" anywhere
in my area. I've called or visited every "cabinet maker" I could find but
apparently the title "cabinet maker" now means ... I can order cabinets for
you, but not actually make anything. I found a scant 3 listing in the
Yellow Pages for "millwork" but none of these places was interested in my
job. I called a bunch of carpenters but no luck there either.
I went to the local woodworker's supply and they couldn't point me to
could help either. This is not a complicated job. If it were metal and I
had a milling
machine with common tooling I could make one out of steel in about 3 hours.
I would be happy to ship the piece to you if you would make me a new
and unsplit one. I really hate to replace an entire bay window to solve
Since I discovered this problem I have "sealed" the glass to the sash on
all the wooden windows with a really nice "plasticized" latex paint.
If anyone out there can and will help I would really appreciate it.
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