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Forum topic by Lumberbumbler posted 03-19-2013 10:32 AM 707 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2013 10:32 AM

My brain having trouble w measuring for miter…I am trying to make pieces to hold new window glass in place …instead of using glazing points…if the “frame” or box the glass sits in is 16” x 20” (glass about the same) then what are the measurements for my cuts? Any help would be greatly appreciated ..Thanks

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#1 posted 03-19-2013 11:39 AM

Someone with more experience will hopefully chime in, but if the frame’s inside measurement needs to be 16” x 20”, then measure and mark for your inside measurements on the frame pieces. I’m relatively new, and what I’ve done for trimming two doors and a window is this:

cut your first 45 degree angle on the end of your stock. Measure from the inside corner of your cut to where you want the next inside corner. Mark that off, cut there. Once you have the 20” piece cut, then do one of the 16” and then you should be able to use each of those as a template for the last two pieces. I personally cut my pieces a touch long for adjusting.

For a door or window trim though, I presume that nothing is square and no two pieces are going to be exactly the same in length.

Take your time to think through how the cuts need to be made. It’s easy to waste stock if you don’t

Good luck

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