Windows to bring light (for my friend Lulu)

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Project by mafe posted 09-23-2010 09:51 PM 2359 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Windows to bring light to a friend
My friend Lulu has a little garden house…

Yes it’s a second post of my friend Lulus little wonderful garden house.

Lulu wanted to use her house more, and we had some talks about what you needed when you wanted to sit and work with your art work, and one think we agreed were that light was essential.
So we went to a second hand building materials shop in Copenhagen, and found some big wonderful old windows.
Then the test came for me, to make window frames, but I succeeded, to create a decent profile, on the table saw, and the rest was just to cut a bigger hole in the house, and mount the whole thing.

Now Lulu has light, and she can enjoy her days in the sunshine.

I believe it gave some more personality to the house, and was really happy for the result.

Hope it can be to some inspiration,

Best of thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 10:04 PM

Mads, you did a great job on the window. It seems like it was meant for the garden house all along. Maybe the window has been waiting on you to come and find it. However, you didn’t need it until now so you didn’t go get it until now. You have just found the perfect spot for it and all is well. I know Lulu must be thrilled by it. Ain’t life grand?

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 10:13 PM

not so bad Mads (as we Jyder say )=well done

just donĀ“t make too much of this kind of work …lol (you know how smallnosy people can bee in Denmark)

take care


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#3 posted 09-23-2010 10:29 PM

Helluvawreck, yes those windows were waiting for that house, they fit it so well and give it life and charm. And yes Lulu told me many times that she is so happy for the house after, so I have been paid back so many times in that way.
Yes life are grand! I could not agree more.
Dennis I was not payed for the job, it was a favor for a friend liveing in the same house as I , and it took plenty of time for the old retired here, I think Lulu thought it would never be done (and it was acually done before I retired last year, so do not worry).
Best thoughts and good night from here,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 10:32 PM

Nicei! This window does a lot to brighten this garden house. Besides that, this retreat looks so nice and calm. I thought the scene was in the country until I saw the last picture. Yep, this is a lovely retreat. I believe she loves bird houses! Nice touch. It reminds me Nantucket Island.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 10:51 PM

Yes I noticed it was a second post of Lulus little wonderful garden house
Nice window.
I see a lot of potential future projects for that garden house.
A friend is always needed to collaborate in the woodworking agenda.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 10:57 PM

Lulu has a nice little wooden house…

Lulu is blessed to have friend like you..

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#7 posted 09-24-2010 05:49 AM

Very nice windows. I will agree. Light makes me breath easier.

-- -Willing to try

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#8 posted 09-24-2010 03:32 PM

good to see you got to use some of that education

glad she likes it
who wouldn’t ?

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#9 posted 09-24-2010 07:15 PM

Hi all,
I send Lulu the link to this post today, and she said that she was so happy for all your comments, and yes for what I have done, she said very sweet taht it was also because of me this place had become beautiful. She also asked me why I did not write that she was single… So I laughed, and now I did! And I might get in trouble for this!
Serge, yes she have realy made a little world there, so it’s easy to forget that the raiway are right behind, and we just stay quiet when a train passes, it’s acually fine, with these little breaks for thinking.
fernando, yes a wonderful place for friendship.
Div, and I’m blessed to have a brother like you (I’m almost done with your Kerfmaker, will send it monday).
Mickey, yes some of us needs light, it do bring life.
patron, yes, I’m not always as stupid as I look! I smile.
Best thoughts to all of you,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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