|Forum topic by zdwiel||posted 02-05-2013 08:51 AM||2671 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-05-2013 08:51 AM
I’ve got a design for some window sashes I’d love some feedback on. I have some salvaged 11/16” T&G Greenheart I got from this place I was thinking of using. The plan was to use 3 layers with glue between each and also dowels and/or screws. Here is a quick sketchup of what I am thinking:
In the image I don’t show that on the inside layer, the opening will be the size of the window to allow for stop strips and silicone to hold the window. The sash will be for a casement window that swings open from hinges on the side.
I have seen a few people building windows that use mortise and tenon joints, and I figured that this 3 layer approach might be even stronger, but don’t actually know. One other disadvantage of this method is that I wouldn’t be able to cut the top/bottom and left/right pieces out of the same piece of wood as I have seen other people do, to minimize uneven warping.
I am most worried about uneven warping and not being able to get a good seal against the frame. Is there anything else or different I should do to keep this from happening?
Also note that I was planning on removing the T&Gs for this project.