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Project Information

Wood And Materials Used
Rimu (upcycled from an old bedframe), jarrah, rātā
Tools Used
Hand tools (full disclosure: I had machine help to make that big rebate!)
new zealand
I made a window! I've never done anything like it, though I've done wood + glass when I made a Craftsman style lantern.

I used heart rimu for the frame, and upcycled an old rimu bedframe for the sash.

I planned for a simple rebate for the glass and a bead to keep it in place.

I made jarrah dowels for the drawbore pins.

A wee crack appeared in the sill, so I mended with a bowtie made from rata.

A local leadlight artist put the stained glass together. The glass is now double-glazed with safety glass on both sides and weighs 8.3kg. In the sash, it weights 12.7kg. (and I had a fair amount of anxiety around the glass staying in!)

I used big brass hinges to ensure it's strong and won't fall out. And now it's installed in my house!!


4,239 Posts
Very nice looking window, well done.

1,210 Posts
Beautifully done. Looks really nice in place.