Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Look, Ma, Windows!

As you can see from the current photos of our soon-to-be master bedroom, some big changes have taken place, ie we actually have windows instead of just gaping hole in the walls. Considering that we reglazed and repainted the windows at least six months ago, I thought putting them back in would be a snap. Little did I know. Back when we were taking out all the moldings a year or more ago, not one of the window sills turned out to be salvageable. Some were rotten and others couldn't be removed in one piece. As a result, BD had to cut new sills, using one of the originals as a template. The only problem is that originally, each of the window sills was created by hand to perfectly go with its window, while BD's were all the same, based on one of the originals. You see where this is going, don't you? When we went to put the windows back in, only one actually had a proper fit with its sill. Normally, I would have suggested we just adjust the sills, but since they were already nailed in place, we had to do the next best thing and trim the windows to fit. You can't tell from these pictures, but if you were to open one of our windows, you would see that the bottom actually has been cut at an angle.

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