Window sills

Project by dbray45 posted 07-14-2015 11:37 AM 14409 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we moved in, 30 some years ago, I told my wife that the windows really needed window sills. I finally did them. The whole thing about sills, sash windows prior to the ‘60s were designed to have them. The windows today are designed to have the picture frame look – why, because installation is a lot faster and quality work is all but gone.

I will say this, window sills are a detail that makes a big difference in how the space looks.

I did the job (4 windows) over 2 weekends – Saturday mornings. This left time to paint. I use an oil based paint (Rust-Olium) because it dries hard. My wife has a hard time with the smell, especially in the bedroom, so I made sure the smell was gone before evening.

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posted 08-13-2015 01:39 AM

Very nice. I have a window in a master bath that I am getting ready to redo the sill on as well as add a valance. I really like the idea of framing the whole thing in. I remember having windows framed in as a kid but haven’t seen it in so long I had forgotten. Thank you for the inspiration!

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posted 08-26-2015 11:08 AM

Pleasure is mine. Finding the wood can be challenging. The window moldings are from the box store, I made the stool and inside moldings. If helps that I make furniture as well and have the tools and planes to make these pieces.

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posted 09-26-2018 08:49 AM

Wow… This is beautiful. That small modification you made to the window did give you a window sill as you have dreamt and it did indeed make the window look more beautiful. I really loved the job you did there.
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