Monday, June 2, 2014

Window Framing in an Old House

Getting a few things done and one of them is woodwork! The challenge here is to match all the existing woodwork in the house. Here we have lots of old dark wood and we'll need our new boards to match. Which is old and which is new?

Give up?

On this one, the framing around the stained glass is the " new" wood. the inner window frame and stairs are the old.

Here's the window upstairs on the landing with the wood framing ready to go.

We started with some nice pine boards which were selected for the grain. We applied a liberal coating of Minwax Red Mahogany stain. Then once dry brushed on a heavy coat of Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane.

Here's the starting point

The sill was actually a board from in the house which was thicker than the 1x4 boards used around the windows.

Once he was nailed in place the sides slid in without a hitch.

Finally the lower support.

The upper frame was still good on this window so that one is the old wood.

I think all in all the color and finish match rather nicely


No comments:

Post a Comment