The Brownstone - bay window section, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the bay window section.  The glass is later placed on top of the wood pieces and an identical set is glued in place over the glass to keep it secure, but I need to create the stained glass inserts.  As a reminder, this beautiful Meyda Tiffany Bed of Roses stained glass panel at Wayfair is the image I'm going to use for the stained glass.  Since the side bay windows are smaller, I had to alter the image in PhotoShop so the smaller panels would coordinate.  In the original kit, stained glass decals were applied to the front windows only.

Here's my test print.

And, these are the finals printed on transparency film.

Since the stained pieces aren't 100% dry, I dry fit one window frame into place.  The instructions indicate the placement of the interior frames while you can keep the front grid on a flat surface since  the frames need to be flush on the interior.  I stained both sides of the framing pieces.  This eliminates any bare wood showing from either viewing direction.  I'm keeping the imperfect side facing the yet to be installed acrylic insert.

I used my test print to determine the placement of the lower horizontal for the stained glass portion.

I measured to find the center in the remaining space and fit the middle horizontal in place.

I cut one transparency and tested the fit, placing one of the kit acrylic inserts into the opening underneath it.  The top surface of the transparency is shiny, but the back is not.  Having the acrylic behind the transparency will disguise the dull back.

The transparency floats so I can adjust or replace.  :]

I then dry fit the exterior frame and cross pieces.  The instructions indicate adding the acrylic inserts and final framing later in the build, and I like that idea for keeping the windows clean and unharmed during decorating.  I like it!  :D

I did the same for the side bay window opening to make sure my measurements worked for both configurations.

I put the bay back into dry fit.

All good!  :D

Next up - gluing the interior framing for all window openings, cutting new pieces as needed.

13 comments

Comment from: CJ [Visitor]

This is absolutely lovely!!! I can’t wait to see the finished result!

03/25/14 @ 06:50
Comment from: Blondie [Visitor]

These windows are so gorgeous. I love them!

03/25/14 @ 07:39
Comment from: Barbara [Visitor]

Thank you for sharing the “how to” with respect to the stained glass - your work is meticulous. The windows will positively glow when lit from the inside!

03/25/14 @ 07:48
Comment from: Daphne K. [Visitor]

Nice! Thanks for sharing the how-to = that does eliminate some of the mysteries on how to do it. :)

03/25/14 @ 08:44
Comment from: Deb [Visitor]

Beautiful!

03/25/14 @ 10:27
Comment from: Blanche [Visitor]

WoooW!!! :-)

03/25/14 @ 10:52
Comment from: April [Visitor]

love the glass pattern and color, so pretty

03/25/14 @ 11:37
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]

Fabulous windows! It’s stunning. Thank you for the “How-To.”

03/25/14 @ 12:44
Comment from: azteclady1 [Visitor]

So much progress! I love seeing each step, see how all the planning comes together into beautiful fruition–thank you for sharing this with us!

03/25/14 @ 14:44
Comment from: 12Create [Visitor]

Oh, I love those stained glass windows - gorgeous.

03/25/14 @ 20:09
Comment from: Susan Korman [Visitor]  

So beautiful!

03/26/14 @ 04:51
Comment from: Pepper [Visitor]  

Wow! Brae, the stained glass design you’ve chosen looks spectacular in their frame. Gorgeous!

03/26/14 @ 05:05
Comment from: brae [Member]

Thank you!!! :>>

03/26/14 @ 07:26


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