Clerestory windows - completed

by brae  

I showed the process for making the two clerestory windows in a previous post.  With the eaves finished, it was time to complete the windows and install them.

I tested the fit with the eaves in place to see if any adjustments needed to be made.  A little sanding, and the fit was snug.

I cut 1/4" strip wood to seal the top of the outer window and glued it in place.  I cut another piece of 1/4" strip wood to seal the top of the inner portion and glued it in place, making sure the acrylic could still slip out easily.

I checked the fit again...good.   The reason for the overhang on the inside is that with the added siding on the exterior, the window is slightly inset when put in place.

I added 1/16" strip wood around the interior portion to make up the rest of the difference.

I painted the new parts then put the window inserts back in before gluing the windows in place, making sure they were snug against the eaves.

On the inside, I added plain bass wood trim sealed with varnish to finish the edges of the ceiling.

I cut interior trim for the clerestory windows and painted it Warm White.

I also cut the front opening interior trim and painted it Warm White.

Trim takes a long time to finish, but it adds so much.

10 comments

Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]
It really does!!! And? BIRDIE!!!
04/10/13 @ 21:49
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]
Beautiful tidy finish as usual. The little bird looks very satisfied.
04/10/13 @ 23:03
Comment from: April [Visitor]
Lovely and a great bird hangout for windy days :)
04/11/13 @ 04:57
Comment from: Pat [Visitor]
And of course, it's perfect and beautiful, as always!
04/11/13 @ 08:17
Comment from: Lisa Salati [Visitor]
Hi Brae, this is really looking great. I have never used acrylic for window and have been opting for real glass - how sad I will be if it gets broken. Your acrylic looks fabulous - where do you buy it and how thin is it? Thanks!
04/11/13 @ 10:33
Comment from: Mad for Mod [Visitor]
Awesomeness!!!
04/11/13 @ 12:22
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :D I use K&S plastic sheets in thickness .030. I bought it some time ago, but it's pretty easy to find on eBay.
04/11/13 @ 17:44
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]
you did such an amazing job with these window, very neatly done! And although I always run behind since you work like a tornado, but I always look back to where I got last time and enjoy what you made since.
04/12/13 @ 08:36
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
Everything you do is always so neat and finished beautifully. the little bird is a nice touch.
04/12/13 @ 10:12
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!!! :D
04/13/13 @ 14:13


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