Forum Title: New Window
I have a bay window in my breakfast nook. The center portion has a 4X4 window that raises and lowers. It has 16 small panes with strips between them. I'd like to replace this with a 4X4 clear plate glass window so I can see the birds and bird feeders better. What all needs to be done, and about how much would this cost? Thanks, Carl
Category: Windows & Doors Post By: ROSA CHAPMAN (Garland, TX), 01/25/2019

Quick and dirty huh? OK..... Use clear 3/4 poplar for the frame. Reasonably strong, paints well. Buy the straightest pieces you can find. In addition to the pocket screws, I'd pilot drill and put long screws (like 6) through the side edges into the ends of the top, bottom and middle rails for extra strength. Staple the screen to the face along one side, stretch it lightly and staple to the face along the other side. Then staple along the top and bottom faces near the edges and to the middle rail. Trim the screen and cover the staples with Screen molding held in place with small brads. Paint everything before you install the screen. I would use spring screen door hinges, 3 of them, screwed to the outside faces; they will keep the door closed. Use a brush type sweep along the bottom edge to keep bugs out a little better. I think it will seat on the door frame bottom, not the brick. Before you do any of this make sure you will have enough clearance to that iron gate to open the door; it looks like it will be close. Either of your designs should work; I like the right hand one better myself. I'd put the center rail a little higher as it will add strength to the door. Good luck with your project...Happy wife...happy life!

- LESTER BARNETT (Bridgeport, CT), 03/01/2019

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