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#1 posted 02-16-2017 02:06 PM


Not being a carpenter, I can only guess how the casement would be approached. I think a carpenter’s approach would be flat stock with stays attached to the flat stock to form interior rabbets in the casement for the panel and the glass. Once the solid panel is in place, the interior moulding would be tacked in place to keep the panel fixed in place. A carpenter could brad or screw glass stops in place to hold the glass. The casement would then be set into the jamb. The joints would probably all be nailed together and would be caulked when the unit is installed.

I would approach the problem a little differently since I have the time and fancy myself a woodworker. The casement would feature dados to receive the solid panel and interior cut rabbets for the glass. The rails and stiles making up the casement frame would be mortised and tenoned together. I would then install the glass in a bed of clear silicone. The interior glass stops would be installed with interior trim screws.

The jab frame would be a rectangular frame milled with a dado and tongue joints and shallow dados to receive the casement. When assembling the jamb, the casement frame would be glued into the shallow dados and the corner dado and tongue joints glued with a couple of brad nails to reinforce the joints.

If the solid panel is solid wood versus plywood, I would caulk the exterior joints surrounding the panel. The exterior side of the panel could be set in a bed of silicone caulk during fabrication of the casement or caulked with a silicone-latex caulk during installation into the side light opening. If plywood, I would probably glue the plywood panel in place.

A water-resistant glue like TiteBond III would be a good glue choice in this application.

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