Where to buy window frame moldings?

HenryHallJuly 24, 2011

I thought it might be relatively easy to make a storm-proof (hurricane proof?) window for my detached garage. I envisage a picture window (non-opening window) with toughened or armored glass of some kind.

I was hoping I could buy somewhere a timber molding (no bigger than 2X2 in cross section) that is already rebated and milled. Rebated and milled for use as part of a non-opening window frame.

So I would just have to cut four pieces to the exact length, miter the corners and I would have a finished frame ready for preservative treatment, mounting in place and fitting a pane of glass (or two panes?) to the wood already shaped when I bought it.

I thought it would be easy to find such timber, but I have not found any. Does anyone know a supplier? Ideally in Florida or who will do mail-order in the USA.

thaks in in anticipation, Henry

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In my 39n yrs in the lumber and millwork industry I have never seen or heard of something like this. Also I have doublts that a "timber molding (no bigger than 2X2 in cross section)" would be strong enough to make a "storm-proof (hurricane proof?) window".

    Bookmark   July 24, 2011 at 11:34AM
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Thank you for the response millworkman. I appreciate it.

For one thing it makes me feel OK about using larger section lumber. It is a nuisance having to rebate it myself though.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2011 at 9:07PM
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