I have put on a large addition and have also removed ALL windows in my house
and put in all New Construction windows (old part of the house was stripped
to the sheathing and new siding was put on after the windwos were put in).
I put in all Anderson windows and have extention jams for all the windows in
my new section of the house. I was wondering , where do I get the interior
window sills (Stool?) or is this something which I need to make for each
Through all the work I have been doing with my addition, I have become very
handy and willing to do/make anything.
Thank you for all your input.
I make custom ones. Almost every house we do. There are several ways to
approach this, it's a matter of what will work for you.
One method is to make your new sill and attach to existing with a biscuit
jointer. Pocket screws can also be used, but pay attention to where the
holes will end up under the sill as they look much better covered up by the
piece of casing, or "apron", that will go under the sill. This method is
good for painted jambs.
Another method i use is to take my bosch flush cut saw and cut the
existing sill out. The cut is made where the jamb sides meet the bottom
sill. Then a custom made sill is installed. This is my prefered method
for jambs that get stained as the sill is integrated right into the window
without lines where two sills were joined.
As far as making the sill, you'll have to decide on which detail to use. I
make mine on a shaper with an top bead/undercut cove. You can use a router,
but a router mounted in a table will work better. Just remember to shape
the endgrain first so if there's any tearout, it will be removed with the
long grain cut. Also, make sure you make the sill wide enough that the
casing will not protrude out past the sill. Have fun. --dave
I think you will have to make them or have someone do it for you.
Anderson (and most window manufacturers) make the windows and jam
extensions to be picture framed with no stool. If you notice on your
old windows the stool was probably the bottom stop for the window.
Your new windows don't require that piece to stop the window.
The easiest way to make them is to make a piece that applies to the
jam extension. The only other way I know of is to build a stool to
install before you apply the jam extensions. Install the stool first
and then just use the other three sides of the jam extension material
on top of your new stool.
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