Watson Mill - door and windows, part 3

by brae  

Continuing work on the door and windows.  I painted a Houseworks window for the main floor, using stained trim for the interior.  The corner joins are somewhat pronounced from the stain, but it won't matter with the window coverings and furniture placement.

I had to pad the exterior frame with strip wood since the thickness of the wall is 3/8" but these are meant for 1/2" thick walls.

As noted previously, I had to repair the window opening for the round upper window due to a wandering Dremel.  I cut strips of cardboard and lined the hole until I had a suitable diameter to hold the window in place.  This fix will be covered by wallpaper on the interior and wood shingles on the exterior.

While I love the 2 1/4" Simplicity Window from Heritage Laser Works, the front wall is 3/8" thick.  Each window comes with one 1/8" thick center mullion piece and two 1/32 thick outer trim pieces.  I bought three windows to have the parts needed to address the thicker wall.  I will use two center mullions, one on each side of an acrylic window.  I cut the cross bars from the third mullion piece to finish out the required thickness.

I glued three of the outer trim pieces together to make a thicker exterior trim piece then glued the two remaining outer trim pieces together to make the interior trim piece.

For the 1 1/8" Simplicity Window from Heritage Laser Works, a little more work will be involved since the pieces aren't as thick.  But, to start, as with the larger round window, I glued four of the outer trim pieces together to make the exterior trim piece then glued the two remaining outer trim pieces together to make the interior trim piece.

I glued the outer trims to one mullion piece for each window.  I won't glue the windows in just yet since I want to use them as guides for cutting the shingles to fit.   I painted these Americana White Birch in satin.

The interior trim is stained Minwax Driftwood.

I think I am ready to get the ceiling installed, then lighting, then back to the dumbwaiter and the ladder.  :]

8 comments

Comment from: Sheila [Visitor]
Love how its looking. And the little handle on the window is perfect. I'm such a nerd, I immediately thought a slight tilt of the round windows mullions and you've got an X-men Watson's mill.
09/27/17 @ 06:54
Comment from: brae [Member]
:)) Well, they haven't been installed yet.
09/27/17 @ 07:03
Comment from: Debora [Visitor]
It looks great! Your solution for fit looks like it will be invisible. :D
09/27/17 @ 09:42
Comment from: elizabeth s [Visitor]
The addition of wood trims really make a big difference and your work looks exceptional.
09/27/17 @ 10:18
Comment from: Jodi [Visitor]
Very clever solutions to retrofit the windows! Our naked eyes never see what the camera does, but even with these close-ups, the finishes are impeccable!
09/27/17 @ 11:54
Comment from: Samantha [Visitor]
The finishes look fantastic and boy, those round windows look like some work, but it's an ingenious solution to the depth problem. Always thinking ahead - the miniaturists challenge. :)
09/28/17 @ 03:59
Comment from: Marilyn [Visitor]  
I love the perseverance of mini folk. There seems to be no problem they can't solve. Here is a perfect example of perfect example of what a bit of work can achieve. Lovely build. M
10/02/17 @ 08:38
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you!! :>>
10/03/17 @ 08:37


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