Thursday, May 29, 2008

Let There be Windows!


All three windows are in!!!

Tomorrow I will finish them out and trim the outside. Hopefully they will like nice when done.

I'm really itching to get this shop finished to the point I can work in it. I know my friend Bill is. He just got a large order for restored furniture and I know he is going to need the help and I have orders coming in as well.

This is the first window that went in. Now it has hinges and a handle.

Right now I have it held open with wire, but that will change after a bit.

It helps a lot with air flow and today was the first day it wasn't stifling in the shop.

Also, you can see one of the two new shop lights my father-in-law gave me. The other one is in front of window number two.

Window number two - same setup as the first one.

You can just barely see the second light also.

BTW - did you notice the trees right outside the windows!

This next one was the biggie...I have never cut a whole in a wall before and it was an interesting task.

So now, for the first time, one can see out from this side.

You've got to love the view!

I think this is going to be a great view while working on projects. My main work table will be in front of this window.

Oh yeah...the blue thing is a load of lumber and glass covered by a tarp. I've been slowly watching it sink with all the rain we've had.

Speaking of rain - there are tornado warnings here in Kansas tonight already.

And last but not least, here is the window in place!

We are not sure where this window came from. it was one of them that we found in the shed when we bought the house. I do know that I found a fancy sash lock dated 1873 on it.

Well, that's it for now. Can't wait to see what all I get done tomorrow. It really helps when you have some kick ass CDs to listen to while working.

Till next time....

Larry ~


Ethan said...

Your shop is coming along very nicely. You mentioned your main work table but did you figure out where everything else is going? One day I'll reconfigure my "shop" area and I hope to make it much more streamlined.

Larry said...

Thanks Ethan -

Well, I've been doing a lot of reading and grid planning with the stuff that’s going to go in it.

Bill came by last night and he gave me some tips as well.

Do you have any pics of your setup?

Any advice?

I plan to go slow and add as needed.

Sandy said...

Good job on the windows! Like the view from your "bench" window!

Larry said...


Jennifer said...

Hope you were safe with the tornadoes!

I'm jealous of your shop... it will be so nice when it is finished. The windows look good.

Larry said...

Heya Jennifer -

So far so good with the tornados...we are under a watch tonight though.

Thanks for the comps.