Most people call for craftsmen and insert plastic or aluminum frames for changing windows. Their main disadvantage is the relatively high price and the need to use special equipment during assembly. Can I make a window frame with my own hands? What tools and materials are needed for this?
Figure 1. Wooden frames are environmentally friendly and have low thermal conductivity.
After all, for glazing of a country house or greenhouse windows it is not at all necessary to install a plastic frame - a self-made construction made of wood is quite suitable.
To make a homemade wooden frame, you must purchase completely dry wood in the form of bars or their glued version. Many use plywood for making the frame.
When choosing a material, you need to take boards with a section of 5x15 cm or a bar of 5x5 cm. You will need the following auxiliary parts and materials:
We need a drawing and joinery tools: saw, chisel, hammer. Once everything is acquired and prepared, you can begin to work.
Drawing of a window frame.
A very good material for work, often used in construction, is glued wooden beams. You can use its usual version of solid wood, but it increases the likelihood of the frame to lose shape due to the effects of precipitation. This can be avoided by covering the tree with a special protective compound.
The technological process of manufacturing a structure consists of the following steps:
The design is ready for operation (Fig. 1).
Window frame assembly scheme.
If you try to make the profile of factory-made frames at home, you can spoil the purchased material.
Therefore, to eliminate this problem, you can make a frame with your own hands from strips cut from a sheet of plywood.
For this, it is quite enough to have four such bands, which must be joined into a rectangle. At the same time, do not forget to set a right angle with the help of the measuring angle on the ends of the structure. To get the desired profile, the frame is assembled from several such rectangles that have different widths.
At the same time, do not forget to make accurate measurements, otherwise the design will turn out to be co-sectional. In such a "hybrid" way of plywood, you can get windows with shaped profile.
This method is suitable for both deaf and multi-fold window constructions containing one, two or three rows of glasses. For a frame with a single glazing row, it is enough to have 8 plywood strips connected in 2 rectangles. To fix glass sheets, the second layer of strips must have a width less than that of the first rectangle.
The obtained parts are fastened with screws.
If two or three rows of glasses are inserted, then all parts are coated with wood glue.
Anyone who has the initial skills of working with a tool, and a desire to do something with his own hands, can make window frames by himself. The main thing - do not be lazy.
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