Well folks as some of you will know as a rule I sail fairly close to the wind be it with deadlines, budgets, my abilities or what’s possible. My current job is a restoration of some Georgian sash windows and oh my I’m beginning to question what I have started. It’s a full on over haul job the two front windows have not been opened or useable for over 20 years. The window at the side of the master bedroom has had a new sash made but as there is a 15mm gap between top and bottom sash this is junk and needs putting back to original.
I started the bathroom window as my cousin wants to get in to replace the bathroom. I removed the lights to start repairing this window and the frame literally fell out the wall so this one has come back to my uncles for restoration (did I mention I’m 200 miles from home on this job?). It’s going to need a new oak cill, new internal faces, new meeting rail on the top sash and new bottom sash. I’ve started this work but had a mission getting the glazing out of this one and getting all the junk paint off. The top sash is done, the patching on the frame is done ready for the new Cill, the new Cill is shaped, and the outer on the bottom sash is done so hopefully this will be ready for glazing by the end of tomorrow.
Dreaming of a sawmill, feels like a museum. Thanks for looking Adam.
- Part 61: Getting to grips with glazing bars
- Part 62: What have I done? more than I can chew? Maybe?
- Part 63: Sashes slow painful work