Bumpout Window

Project by LPJ posted 12-28-2011 07:16 PM 2756 views 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

This was certainly an ambitious one-man project but I was in my 30’s and able enough back in 1987 to tackle it. I don’t have a good before picture but you can see that there was a large picture window with a smal sill. And you can also see, I started by building my own scaffolding. Except for loading the assembled widow onto the scaffolding, it was a one-man project. On the inside I put down tile in the sill.

It does take some guts, I call it confidence in skill set, to cut a hole into an exterior wall. Ths was in New England in a house that did not have A/C so I did it in the late spring to early summer. At the end of the day I just tacked up some blue tarp. I don’t recall exactly how long the project took but it was a few days before I got the unit up and closed off and resided.

The bumpout was a little taller but less wide than the existing puicture window… you can see the re-taping I did on the right inside and on the left outside the new siding.

I left enough of a header on the window to run electric to the window and installed small track light unit with three lamps.

BTW, those skylites? Those are also a project of mine as are the track lights, two sets in the ceiling. I’ll get those posted sometime.

-- -- Peace, LJ

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posted 12-31-2011 03:43 PM

Nice job. These type of windows were pretty big in the 80’s, weren’t they? Seems I haven’t seen them much, in the last decade or so.

Definitely works with the room, along with the skylights.

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