Our porch door is basically our front door & we wanted to be able to see through it when it was closed — plastic does not quite cut it.
Porch door with plastic for a window.
But I couldn’t simply put in a totally clear window — oh no, I added a little specialness with a couple of clear patterned glass in the border & four little corners of purple.
At $3.50 per square foot, the all-clear glass is definitely cheaper than the art glass at $7-10 sq. ft. Still, I’m amazed at how pretty this window is.
Because the porch is so long [like 40 feet], I know it would look too busy to make each set of windows in various coloured designs. So, the plan is to make every other set mostly clear like this one.
I also used zinc [rather than lead] for the edges — because this window was almost 3 feet tall it needed more support. Being stronger, the zinc needed to be cut using the mitre saw, so we measured & fit it in with the wood frame before I started the glass part.
Now, I can’t wait to get started on the bottom half, the transom, & the side window to finish off the door entrance. Then, of course, I really gotta paint the old wood — ah, still lots of nice weather to do that. 😉
Functional glass & wood art on Vancouver Isle
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