Number 5 window in place — only 4 more to go!
My redneck carpenter, Reddie, wanted to make another window that could open without mechanical means [i.e. hinges] — this design uses wooden dowels that allow the pane to rotate
The main frame is made of 2″x4″s to fit the full opening in the porch.
A round wooden dowel connects the pane to its place in the larger frame — just snug enough to allow the pane to rotate almost 180°.
Once Reddie ensured the frame fit the porch opening, I measured & cut the glass for the upper section [yes, they needed cleaning to remove all my fingerprints!].
Reddie screwed the upper section in place, banished the old plastic frame to the garage, & we hefted this baby in place. The fit is so snug, the whole unit only needs two screws to keep it in place.
It’s amazing how much the dreary end of the porch brightened up from the soft yellow & pink! Perfect addition to my yellow start on the door & the very simple white & clear window Reddie had previously put up without my help [Glass-Smith cut the glass].
I think the biggest problem with the design is there’s essentially three widths of 1″x2″s stretching across the centre. But Reddie couldn’t groove the middle piece because the upper glass interfered with the dowel coming up from below.
I love the little openers! Since this window is across from the ‘front’ door of the trailer, these babies will provide some nice cross-ventilation in the summer.
The last window may become a bump-out for our redneck dryer [natural gas converted to run on propane!] so that window[s] is up-in-the-air — I’ll probably make it[them] last. For sure I want to use the ‘hidden’ door so the dryer IS going somewhere else!
Of course, now I want to paint the porch even more! 😆
Hmmm, first I need the $$ to buy the paint [already decided the colours] & then we need more days in a row like today — warm & dry.
Functional glass & wood art on Vancouver Isle
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