xoldtimecarpenter -- see our three old, one new window

farmgirlinkyApril 24, 2011

Dear xoldtimecarpenter, you have posted so thoughtfully here on GW. Our kitchen renovation is almost completely done, and I hope you'll see it on the Kitchen Forum: there are three 100-year-old fir windows on the northern wall, and one brand-new fir window on the western wall, built to match the old ones, by a carpenter in Maine. The new window is also TDL, double-hung and counterweighted and single-glazed, made of vertical grain fir. We haven't yet gotten around to replacing the ugly aluminum triple-track storms -- we'll have to paint the exterior, first! (does this ever end?) -- but I was surprised at how not-drafty was the new window, with as yet no storm. Presumably because it is brand-new caulking and weather-stripping.

If you get a chance to go to the Kitchen Forum, come see our before/after kitchen!


Here is a link that might be useful: farmgirlinky before/after kitchen

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And Oberon, hope you'll take a look, too, because I've learned a lot from you. The work on the rest of the house's windows will happen in the next year or two, before we paint.


    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 8:41PM
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Very well done.

I like everything there with the one small exception to the lighting. That is just a personal preference thing though.

Lovely kitchen

    Bookmark   April 27, 2011 at 10:55PM
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    Bookmark   May 4, 2011 at 5:57PM
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