Still chugging along. I bought a bunch of wood for my windows. Ho-lee crap. So much wood. I didn’t realize how deep my windows were. I thought I could case out the insides with 1×8”s, but that’s just a shade too narrow. So a ton of 1×10” boards. There’s no way I could afford to do it in the maple I’ve been using for the cabinets. And so I’m doing it in fir. The stained color should be about the same, and I’m going for the rustic look anyway, so it will do. I had to spend about $400 to case out these 4 windows. On FIR. That’s how much wood is involved. I do think they are going to look pretty cool when they are done, though. So I’ll live.
The snag that I have now is that the inner top of the window only really has room for a 1/2” thick board (The header is in the way). And I can’t get 1/2” boards that wide that I know of yet. So I have 1” boards (which are really 3/4”) and I need to have them planed down or something. Or find some wide 1/2” boards. I dunno. The guy at the lumberyard gave me a couple of phone numbers of people with their own shops near me who might be able to help me plane them down.
Anyhoo, so I spent some time ripping wood to put on the inside window cases. The other thing I did was finish up making the face frame pieces for the upper part of the cabinets I’m working on. Then I started putting together the back of that thing, which is made up of tongue-n-groove and I’ll paint that blue before I put it on. I decided to modify the upper part of the case by adding a couple of stringers (I think that is what they are called?) at the top and bottom, for strength. Because the back is a little flimsy and the bottom of it really needs something to attach to. I think it will look neater too. I’m going to stain everything before I put it together. But I should get the bulk of this thing together this week! Yay!