11x15 cabin build part 7
I had hoped to find some old window sashes for the cabin since any
modern window just wouldn't look right. I couldn't find any so I built
The windows sashes are sized to be the same size as the window frame
opening dimension. After they are completed, they can be trimmed
slightly with the
table saw to the exact size needed to fit in the opening. I decided to
hinge the small window in the back wall so that it could swing inward.
Here is how the sashes were built...
First the frame which is made up of 1 3/4 x 2 1/2 pine roughsawn
lumber. The wood should be very dry and straight. After I cut these
to size, only one face still had the rough sawn surface. This would go
on the outside.
The frame is assembled with bridle joints. I cut the joints
on the table saw with a dado set. The muntin notches should be cut
before gluing the frame together.
The muntins are 1 3/4 x 1/2 inch. They are half lapped in
the center and are cut to be 1/2 inch longer than the interior
dimensions of the frame. The frame is notched to receive the ends of
Here is a photo of the muntins after nailing in quarter
round moulding. The moulding is recessed slightly in the 4 openings.
Later, I installed glass panes. I used some silicone caulk and quarter
round on the inside to hold the panes in place.
When staining wood that has some rough sawn faces and some
smoother cut faces, apply the stain fairly heavy then wipe off the
excess with a rag. The rough faces absorb more stain which gives a nice
Here the door is hung temporarily until the forged hinges
arrive. The front window is installed by trapping it in the
opening with some simple stop moulding.
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