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Project by dbray45 posted 07-14-2015 11:41 AM 765 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we moved in, 30 some years ago, I told my wife that the windows really needed window sills. I finally did them. The whole thing about sills, sash windows prior to the ‘60s were designed to have them. The windows today are designed to have the picture frame look – why, because installation is a lot faster and quality work is all but gone.

I will say this, window sills are a detail that makes a big difference in how the space looks.

I did the job (4 windows) over 2 weekends – Saturday mornings. This left time to paint. I use an oil based paint (Rust-Olium) because it dries hard. My wife has a hard time with the smell, especially in the bedroom, so I made sure the smell was gone before evening. The sills are made of 7/8” poplar.

Thanks for looking.

-- David in Damascus, MD





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 07-14-2015 04:30 PM

Nice, clean, quality work! Looks great.

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#2 posted 07-14-2015 05:09 PM

Thank you

-- David in Damascus, MD

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