|Project by gavinzagreb||posted 04-22-2012 10:17 AM||1681 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
First off, the more astute members may notice that there’s no glass and no finish on this window yet, and it’s not installed.
Neither of these tasks are currently mine, but I do have a feeling they might boomerang back to me some time in May.
So, as far as my job is concerned now, these are finished !
My father inlaw is renovating the old stable out at the farm house. They previously had a ‘master’ to do the windows on the house, and although he did an ok job, I figured I could do just as well, possibly better, and save my inlaws some money.
Long story short, I have never made ‘proper’ windows before, having previously built only 2 simple garage windows.
After a lot of experimentation over winter, a lot of inspecting photos I had taken of the house windows, and a few failed attempts along the way, I finally came to a process that worked ! You should note that I didn’t even own a jointer and planer, or a tablesaw when I started. Along the way, I ended up buying both.
Professional window makers will note this is not a normal construction for a window, but it’s the construction the ‘master’ used to make the house windows and I went with that.
You’ll not i also made the window casings (?), this is also how the other windows were made, and then slotted into the walls later.
2 more sets to do. Hopefully I can do them quicker now. I learnt a lot from doing these ! Mainly, make your first attempt with free or cheap wood !. Maybe even the second attempt !