Build a Window Sash?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DarkWolf, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way I figure, I can build my own window sashes and frames out of cheap material. Anyone else ever played around like this?

    I'm going to do a test run on a sash out of 2x4s clipped down to 3" wide and planed to 1" thick. Once the main sash frame is built I plan on adding in mullions.

    It's just a chicken coop, so no huge need for it to be a golden fit and finish. Just a good seal and a sturdy sash in the end. Planning on out swing windows with eye and hook holding hardware to keep it open and make sure the wind doesn't grab it.

    Thoughts?

    I'd just go the single pane route but I like the 6 light look. Though I COULD make faux mullions for it that just tack into place on the outside and inside.
     
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Iwould say it will work just fine, especially ifyou have a planer.

    good luck, and pleae post pictures when done, then others can learn something new.

    Thank you
     
  3. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't see why you can't do that. You already know the vocabulary for the parts..

    I most trouble I'm having with my coop is getting the thinking clear in my head of how much space to leave around the windows so they won't bind when they're opened (on hinges). For some reason, it's all greek to me. Driving me CRAZY!
     
  4. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you mean binding on the unhinged side when you attempt to open it, my thought on that was to just miter the window sash on that side as well as the frame so that it would be something like this... Albeit a bit dramatized for emphasis.

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  5. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!
     
  6. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL... I take it that idea struck your fancy then...
     
  7. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe I'll be able to sleep tonight without window dreams! The windows I got from the Restore are tapered on one side and I think if I put the 2 x 4 sill at the same angle it will work. Your drawing was a great help; sometimes the brain works and sometimes it don't!
     
  8. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad I could be of some help.. [​IMG]

    No Restore in this area what-so-ever, so have to do my own thing.. Though, there IS one place I might check that'd be worth a shot..

    If that doesn't pan, I'll surely be making my own.
     
  9. New adventure

    New adventure Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DarkWolf - just another thanks for helping unstick my brain. Got my framing finished today and the windows fit perfectly! I'm starting to think maybe I'll get my coop done before the chickies outgrow the basement.

    Stay tuned for more questions - I'm building doors next!
     

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