Skylights

by brae  

I used two Houseworks 8-light windows for the Studio skylights, though I had to widen the original openings in the ceiling to fit them.  I painted the exterior portion Warm White by Americana.  I put the board on a towel to keep the painted windows and wood ceiling from being scuffed as I worked.

The windows don't come with window inserts, so I cut inserts from acrylic sheet.

To hold the window insert in place, I framed the interior with strip wood.  This was easiest to do before installing the ceiling board permanently.  I left it natural to blend with the ceiling treatment.  I sanded the wood smooth and sealed with satin varnish before cutting the pieces to fit.

I then added flat trim around the window openings, also natural with satin varnish.   I tried to cut them as best as I could with the Easy-Cutter.  Being that there is no paint to disguise the slight gaps at the corners, I'll just have to live with it.  I suppose a little wood filler might help...I'll have to pick some up next time I'm at the hardware store.

From the outside...

And, from the inside.

I have the half round trim for the dividing wall cut and painted; the trim that will hide the gap above the wall is also cut and sealed.  Neither is installed yet.

9 comments

Comment from: April [Visitor]
Those are pretty tight cuts, I'm not sure they require any filler really, might be more trouble than it's worth.
03/13/13 @ 06:06
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
I think your window frames look great! At least your easy cutter blade is still perpendicular to the flat part! The natural on natural looks marvelous. :)
03/13/13 @ 09:48
Comment from: Lucille [Visitor]
I love the natural on natural look! Beautiful, precise work!
03/13/13 @ 14:17
Comment from: Monique [Visitor]
so much progression, I really like the skylights, look great! And the deck in your other post, I look forward to seeing that progressing, very interesting feature. And the stove.. just great!
03/13/13 @ 15:07
Comment from: Idske [Visitor]
Love how it's all coming together! Can't really see any gaps, sometimes wood filler doesn't improve the look and if it's already varnished I wonder if it would hold? For such small quantities, you could make your own wood filler with some wood glue and sawdust from the same wood you've used. It just takes a bit longer to dry than shop bought stuff. Saves a trip to the shops too!
03/13/13 @ 18:16
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :D Good idea for the wood filler, Idske! :yes:
03/13/13 @ 22:30
Comment from: kathi [Visitor]
Fantastic! Love how you did this! :D
03/15/13 @ 11:30
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thanks so much! :>>
03/15/13 @ 17:53
Comment from: Irene [Visitor]
It certainly doesn't look as though it needs much by way of filler and the sawdust and glue idea is a good one. I love your interior shot of the window tool.
03/17/13 @ 07:17


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