|Forum topic by tomthedancinghobo||posted 12-01-2012 05:28 PM||633 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-01-2012 05:28 PM
So… First post here, please be kind to a newbie…
I’m building a small cabin. I bought mostly used wood clad aluminum window that came complete, ready to go into the rough opening. I say mostly because there is one exception: for the kitchen window I needed something small, but i couldn’t find anything the right size, used, in a decent price range. I should mention here that one of my parameters was No Vinyl Windows because, well, I think they are ugly.
Anyway, so the window I found was a small (12”x18” maybe) double-pane deal. It came out of a recent-vintage functional awning window. But what I got was only the actual window – the stiles, rails, and pane. It needs me to build a jamb for it and hang it before installing it.
I assumed the information about how to build my own frame/casing/jambs for the window wood be easy to find – it was a common on-site job until relatively recently. But all the info I’ve found is about a million articles on how to do interior or exterior TRIM for a window. Compounding it is the fact that I don’t quite know what he hell what I’m trying to build/find pictures of on the interwebs is actually called. Is it the jamb? The Jamb and stool? the casing?
Most of it I get, and would feel pretty comfortable doing on my own, ‘wing-it’ style, except for what in a door you would call the threshold – the part that goes across the bottom from side to side, bridging the wall gap and forming the flat (bevelled) bottom surface of the installed frame – what the window sits on, and its stop is mounted to.
Any info that will help me figure out what the hell I’m doing – especially a link to an article with drawings – would be greatly appreciated.