Windows for a Summer Cabin

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Project by TucsonTim posted 08-24-2021 05:51 PM 529 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi LJ’s. Hope everyone is doing OK out there…

While digging thru some old photos, I stumbled across this project from 4 yuears ago. My in-laws have a summer cabin that desperately needed new windows across the back side of the structure. The old windows were “fixed” and could not be opened. So, I volunteered to make some new ones.

It was a fun project. I used clear, straight grained Douglas Fir with loose tenon joinery and water proof glue (Tite Bond 3). I purchased an adjustable Sash and Door router bit from Rockler that made a nice edge profile and recess for the glass. The side hinges are recessed into the window frame and screwed directly to the window jamb. I primed and pained all the parts before intalling the glass with silicone and quarter round mouldings. The windows don’t leak and have held up well through some nasty winter weather. Picture #6 shows a corner shot of the cabin that includes 3 additional side windows I made a couple of years previously. Same basic construction, different size/configuration. Questions and comments always welcome. Thanks LJ’s…

Optional reading – Just a little history on the cabin itself – The property was homesteaded in the late 19th century and has been in the same family (my in-laws) ever since. The foundation/basement was build in the early 1970’s and was out-fitted with a rudimentary roof. In 2009, my brother decided that we should build an upper story and make it into a more usable structure. So, we designed and built the top floor. Fortunately, the foundation/basement was in fantastic shape. The first summer, we put up the framing, sheathing, and roof. The second summer, we intalled the board and batten siding and windows. We stained and painted everything and the cabin has been a fun family retreat every since…

-- Tim in Tucson

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#1 posted 08-24-2021 10:56 PM

Nice work. Should do well.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 08-24-2021 11:06 PM

They look like a needed addition. Fresh air when you want it.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 08-25-2021 01:46 AM

Looks great

-- Gary, Florida

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#4 posted 08-25-2021 05:37 PM

Very nice work. I’m sure having them up for air is refreshing!

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#5 posted 08-30-2021 11:21 AM

Thanks LJ’s. Sorry for the late response. I appreciated everyone’s comments…

-- Tim in Tucson

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