Building Wooden Storm Windows....again

happycthulhuJuly 21, 2008

I think my question got lost in the other thread.

Do I really have to use a router to cut a rabbet to except the glass?

Could I just cut a dado slot down the side of each board and slide the glass into the slot instead of cutting a rabbet and glazing the glass?

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olivia2

I've made over 100 storm windows over the years as replacement ones for 100 year old houses in my city. The rabbet/glazing is the way to go. The major flaw of the groove plan is you cannot replace broken glass.

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 11:49PM
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happycthulhu

That makes a lot of sense.
I never even thought about how I would replace any broken panes.
Well, now I will have no excuse to not buying a router now.
Thanks.

    Bookmark   July 25, 2008 at 10:19AM
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