Creating Your Own Windows

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by enggass, May 9, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone volunteer to explain how you went about creating your own windows in your coop - as opposed to installing actual windows? I'm referring to when you cut out a panel opening and then use that piece to create the window...
    Steve
     
  2. eggscrement

    eggscrement Out Of The Brooder

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    i put fixed (non opening) windows in my coop i framed a 12x 12 opening then made some 1x1 strips nailed them about 1 and an eighth inches from the outside
    cut some 12x 12 plexi drilled holes through the plexi then screwed then to the 1x1s so they were flush with the exterior when framed some 1x2 trim around the outside hiding the screws
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  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's a cool idea for just letting light in... Thanks. Anyone else care to share how you created your windows?
    Thanks!
     
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    Hope49_DH Out Of The Brooder

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    What I did for the vent/window doors shown here [​IMG]

    Was using a skill and saber saw cut out the rectangle for the window. Hardware clothed the inside, then remounted the rectangle with hinges and a barrel bolt. If I wanted a closed window, I'd frame in some plexiglass from the back side like the previous poster.
     

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