Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Repairing an Old Window


This month our visit to Old Farm was pleasant enough to repair an old wooden window which had suffered from being hidden behind some large rose bushes we removed to allow for the outdoor shower. Bill removed the trim and damaged wood while I bought pressure treated and clear cedar wood to use as replacements.


Bill cut an angle into the sash to match with the clear cedar which will be more resilient.


Pressure treated wood was then used around the sides and damaged cedar shakes were removed.


Here the cedar boards have been installed surrounding it and the new cedar shakes are in below it.


Finally a coat of primer and finish Benjamin Moore exterior white paint was applied. This was another long weekend at Old Farm saving an old wooden window with $93.00 of mostly premium wood instead of installing an expensive replacement.

2 comments:

  1. Good for you! I just bought some amazing wood casements on craigs list today. When i drove up to the house, all the windows had been replaced by Anderson metal ones. It was really sad to see. I bet those windows last 10 years tops. They don't make old growth wood windows anymore!

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  2. Good for you! I just bought some amazing wood casements on craigs list today. When i drove up to the house, all the windows had been replaced by Anderson metal ones. It was really sad to see. I bet those windows last 10 years tops. They don't make old growth wood windows anymore!

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