Frank Lloyd Wright Quote

"Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"

Frank Lloyd Wright

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Window Update

I've only made a little progress on the dining room windows. Most of the trim from the first window is stripped (not shown), and both sashes are free to move up and down. Next step is to finish stripping the upper sash and then install new sash cord and spring bronze weatherstrip.

In other news, I finally got around to replacing the broken pane of glass in the front of the living room that got a mysterious hole in it a while back.

8 comments:

  1. We totally stripped our first couple of windows in place, then found out that it's SOOOO much easier to completely take them apart & strip. As long as you can break the paint seal!

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  2. Agreed! I'm using a putty knife and the heat gun to break the paint seal between the sashes and the parting beads and the stops. Then I'm taking the stops and parting beads out and removing the sashes. In the picture they are just stuck back up because we have no screens or storm windows and this, like all of my projects, is a multi-week affair.

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  3. Those windows do take a lot of time, don't they? But they sure do look good when they are done :-) I love the small panes on your front window - very charming!

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  4. I don't think I've found a short cut to the window. Either way, it will take a while. On another note, the new window looks great.

    Nicolette
    http://www.furnitureanddesignideas.com/

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  5. We're having our windows stripped in place this week... what I'm wondering is how to get to the one piece of each sash that overlaps when the window is raised? Its going to be an eyesore, and I don't want to have to take out each window to fix it up. Yuck!

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  6. now that I reread your replies, I see you are taking them out. We are paying to have them stripped in place and technically CAN take them out once the strippers are done, I just DONT WANNA WAHHH which is why I'm paying to have our woodwork stripped as I cannot stomach doing any more by hand haah :)

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  7. Dawn,

    Are you talking about the bottom horizontal piece of the top sash? That piece is accessible when the top sash is down and the bottom sash is up. Your strippers should be able to get to it with no problem.

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  8. well except the windows are painted shut from the outsides and they aren't doing the outsides... I'm not cut out for restoration. Too many details!

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