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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 08-15-2020 07:20 PM 1372 views 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This started as a wood project from my very good customer , Shawne. She has so many creative ideas and I try to make them come alive. She had these plain garage doors and wanted windows in them but no holes in the door. She wanted fake windows that looked real from the street. I made the first wood frame but I did not think wood would hold up with expansion and contraction from heat and cold so we switched to making them from the plastic trim from Menards. It is routed and mitered to match the embosses in the door and she bought black glass panes to complete the look.

The frames are glued together with E6000 adhesive that is weather resistant and flexible. I also used it to set the glass in the frames. The full perimeter of the glass has 2 faced Gorilla tape to hold them to the doors. She added the hinges and handles that are held on with magnets.
The frames are 1/2 ” x 7 1/2” x 15”. the glass is 1/4” thick

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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recycle1943

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#1 posted 08-15-2020 07:33 PM

nice build Jim, anxious to see if the Gorilla holds up to the sun and heat transfer thru the metal

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 08-15-2020 07:33 PM

Well done Jim and very clever! Looks much better now…. a big improvement.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 08-15-2020 07:38 PM

nice enhancement,im curious though why she didn’t want light to shine through,i replaced my doors just for that reason,makes a dark garage so much nicer.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 08-15-2020 07:51 PM

Real Transformation! I, too, am anxious to see how the Gorilla tape holds up.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-15-2020 08:00 PM

I really like those Jim, very creative!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#6 posted 08-15-2020 08:01 PM

Looks a looks a lot better now.

-- James E McIntyre

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#7 posted 08-15-2020 08:28 PM

Very creative from both of you.

-- jstegall

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 08-15-2020 10:40 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

Hi Pottz. She just wanted the look. For real windows, she would have to have the whole top panel replaced

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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JCamp

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#9 posted 08-16-2020 01:08 AM

Man that’s a great idea. Good work too ;)

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 08-16-2020 01:20 AM

Thanks JCamp!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-16-2020 02:39 AM

HAH! My neighbor across the street is doing the same thing! It’s smoked plexiglas and some PVC. Crazy how people think alike. I’d personally have had the upper row(?) of the roll-up garage door removed and put in ones with windows, which she didn’t want to pay for, either.This looks nice, in any event! She used some kind of glue and will go back and caulk the edges.

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 08-16-2020 03:45 AM

Thanks, Steve. funny how they think alike!!

Hi Lew and Dick. That Gorilla tape is outdoor tape and holds 30# with just a small piece. Each pane has 24 sq inches of it.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#13 posted 08-16-2020 10:50 AM

That is a much better look. Great idea, soon to be replicated.

-- Petey

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 08-16-2020 12:27 PM

Thanks, Petey!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 08-16-2020 01:37 PM

That’s really a nice improvement on the look of the doors. Nice work Jim and Shawne has a creative mind.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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