Workshop Build #15: Making an interior window

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Blog entry by ~Julie~ posted 04-22-2010 03:40 PM 3045 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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As said in the previous post, my shop has a front room that is divided from the shop with a wall and doorway. I decided I would like an interior window between the shop and door so that I could see into the front room while in the shop, plus to allow me more natural light. While framing the wall, we used 16” OC studs but left a wider opening between the 2”x6”s where I wanted the window to be ( I believe it was about 24”).

OSB was put over the wall on the shop side, but not in the front room side yet.

Here’s the wall where the window will go:


I drew a line to saw on that was between the two vertical studs and horizontally where I figured the size of the window would be appropriate. The cut started with four drilled holes in the four corners:

drilling starter hole

Then I jigsawed out the opening:

jigsawing out window

... and actually made it larger in height than I originally thought I would:
hole cut

On the front room side I had not yet put up the OSB so that I could nail in horizontal 2×6s exactly where the top and bottom of the hole cut was:

view from back

After this was done, I then put the OSB on the wall:

OSB on back

Back to the view from the shop side:

side view

To match my window jambs and trim (from my previous blog post) I made a one piece bottom jamb with a built-in sill:

jamb with sill

I added the side and top jambs:
jambs on

... and then the window trim. I used a piece of plexi-glass for the window, held in by 1/2” x 1/2” trim on each side:

framing done be continued…

-- ~Julie~

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#1 posted 04-22-2010 04:05 PM

very cool.

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#2 posted 04-22-2010 04:33 PM

very nice, you got to love natural light in your shop.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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