The jambs are attached first, this shows the bottom sill and the side jamb:
When the jambs are nailed in, they have to have shims put in between them and the framing, to keep everything level and perpendicular. I also had to add some insulation in the space.
Next I put on the 3 1/4” wide side casings, all are 1/2” thick. Note that casings sit back from the jambs about 1/8” – 1/4”, something I didn’t know until I researched how to trim windows.
Here you can see how the side casing sits on the bottom sill:
For the top frame piece I glued a 1” wide piece of pine perpendicular to the top piece:
The top piece lines up with the outer edges of the side casings and gives a trim style that is different from the usual mitred corners.
The final piece is the bottom apron that sits below the sill and also lines up with the outer edges of the side casings.
The finished window:
Now I just need to make doors for two openings!
... to be continued…
-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca