Good morning! I’ve been very busy this week, but I’m still not totally finished with this project. But since I didn’t really have anything to blog about, I thought I’d show you the first few steps.
I love these 8 pane windows. I hadn’t been able to find any curbside, so I actually bought these from the Peddler’s mall. One side is white.
The other side is stained.
I had to remove this metal piece of weather strip.
Windows (inside pane) are angled on the side where the weather stripping goes.
I ran it along the table saw to remove the angle.
Here you can see how much I took off to make it a straight edge.
On the outside there is a ledge that makes the window uneven. I used the table saw to remove it to make the window flush.
I designed a box around my two windows using the knowledge I learned when I made my media center. I used the mdf I had left over from the media center. I had (3) 8 ft sections that were 5 ½ inches wide.
I temporarily taped the edges to make sure I had all the measurements right. I drilled pilot holes and countersink holes, then glued and screwed all the corners together.
I then glued and nailed the front facings on all around the edges. In this picture you can see that I used an extra piece of mdf to determine the measurements between the shelves. You can also see my speed square that I used to make sure the box was squared.
I had a piece of curbed molding that I used on the front (bottom). I used a 2x2 to brace the bottom from side to side so that I would have something to sturdy the molding.
You can see the facing that goes all the way around.
And the molding across the bottom.
This is at the end of day one. I painted two coats of primer and one coat of semi-gloss. I had tried to find hinges in my stash to work, but I was unable to find any. So I called it quits for the day.
You can see the finished project in my post Window Display Cabinet
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Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.