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Blog series by cabinetmaster updated 06-21-2009 05:27 AM 3 parts 16205 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: The existing windows to be replaced

06-20-2009 03:14 AM by cabinetmaster | 5 comments »

Well I finally got all 7 of these eybrow windows done and sent to the site for install. As you can see from these pictures, whoever did the job the first time did not get the veneer on right and it bubbled. The owners did not give the people a chance to fix it. They told us that they were very happy with all the cabinets and woodwork that we were doing and they wanted us to do it right. I think the main problem was that there was very little substructure behind the veneer. I ...

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Part 2: Building The Jig or Form

06-20-2009 04:25 AM by cabinetmaster | 2 comments »

We measured all the windows and they were pretty uniform. Less than 1” difference here and there. So I took the largest measurements and made all the eye brows the same size. The installers will be responsible for trimming to final size. Taking that into consideration, I started by getting a 3/4” sheet of plywood and laying it on my workbench. I then took the template I got from the installers and figured out the circumference of my arch over the windows. I also figured out th...

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Part 3: Building the Windows

06-21-2009 05:27 AM by cabinetmaster | 5 comments »

Ok, now for the actual building of the eyebrow windows. This is where we left off. Remember that the side pieces are 3/8” plywood 43” tall, 1 1/2” at the bottom tapered to 33” at the top. After attaching the side pieces, I was able to measure around the circumference of the arch and determine the length of the top pieces. I used 3/8” bendy board (flex-core) and cut a slight angle on each end where it attaches to the plywood on the sides. The bendy board go...

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