17th May 2018, 04:27 PM #1Intermediate Member
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Timber framed windows and doors - how to?
Hi, hoping for some directions on how to make timber framed doors and windows.
Taking on an owner builder house in ~2 years time (plus 2 years build time!)
I have a reasonable quantity of celery top pine and good quality woodwork machines.
BAL rating is 12.5 and I think ctp is OK.
All doors and windows will be double glazed.
Windows to be sliding and/or awning.
Doors to be hinged and either sliding or bi-fold.
Can anyone suggest any books, dvds, websites, etc. where I can learn how to construct frames?
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18th May 2018, 02:50 AM #2
First off and not wishing to be a wet rag ...
is it possible to achieve the required BAL and BAS ratings if you build your own windows and doors??
The stories I hear imply that certification is either very difficult or very expensive or both.
as to building your own ...
two resources I recommend are:
Doormaking Window-Making For Carpenters & Joiners: Fully Illustrated, with Diagrams and Working Drawings
a reprint by LOST ART PRESS of a pamphlet dating from around 1900 https://lostartpress.com/collections...-window-making
Modern Practical Joinery by George Ellis (Linden). Around 500 pages and 600 drawings covering almost everything you need to know -- except maybe pre-hung doors. But if you're making your own why would you want pre-hung anyway? This book was first published around 1900 and the 1908(?) Edition is STILL IN PRINT !! https://www.amazon.com/Modern-Practi.../dp/0941936082
if you want to build them right don't rely on youtube for instructionsregards from Canada
18th May 2018, 11:26 AM #3Most Valued Member
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You have the machines, but what about the tooling? This can become quite expensive for a one-off project. May be an option to have the material run up for you and then do the assembly yourself.
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