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stewart

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Hi all
some of you may remember me asking for advice about making windows to fit my garage - the original window was rotten and boarded up with a sheet of chipboard. Well, I decided one morning I couldn't bear the chipboard anymore and so ripped out the remaining bits of the original frame and started making some hinged shutters for the gap instead so that at least I could get some natural light in. As the morning went on the shutters got grander until they became windows, glazed with thick acrylic rescued from an old greenhouse at 10p a sheet! They aren't perfect windows and I'm sure I'll have to replace them at some point but I think they'll last a few years.

Viewed from the inside you can see that the next project will be to build a bike shed!

Piece of mouldy chipboard is currently smouldering on a large bonfire in the garden :D
Cheers
Stewart
 

DaveL

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Nicely done Sir, you cannot beat natural light in the shop. :D There is just not enough of it about. :shock: You still need the elctricery lights for the corners and evenings, you look quite well set up with those as well. 8)
 

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Well done Stewart, now if you can get rid of the non woodworking stuff you will be all set.
I like the outside look of your shop. Do you have it heated?

Bob
 

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Thanks for the kind comments Dave and Bob.
I have a small oil filled radiator as the only source of heat. It could do with some insulation in the roof and the door when I get the time (and money!).
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Stewart
 

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I'm trying to avoid this thread because it's reminding me that I need to insert a window into a lean-to door at the side of our house :roll: .

You've done a nice job on your windows, Stewart.

Gill
 

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cambournepete":3sdqp1bh said:
Gill":3sdqp1bh said:
...lean-to door...
I know what you mean, but it ain't what I pictured on first reading... :oops: :roll:
:lol: I asked for that!

We've got a lean-to abutting the side of our house and it's very dark in there. A window in the door would let a lot of light in.

Hey, I made that door myself - and the rest of the structure. 'Lean-to' door indeed... :wink: :D . What's more, the roof has remained in place and weather tight for several years now. For me, that's been a major achievement! I have a track record of unintentionally building cabriolet workshops :oops: .

Gill
 
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