Among the materials used in interior decoration, wood is becoming increasingly popular. More precisely, it regains once lost popularity. In due time, thanks to the development of the chemical industry, plastic polymers practically forced out wood from a number of finishing materials. However, the demand for wooden interior elements arose again. And this is quite understandable, since there is not much that can be compared to a tree by its naturalness and aesthetic appeal. Increasingly, wood is used as a material for the manufacture of a window sill. About how to install a wooden window sill with your own hands and what are necessary to follow the rules, and will be discussed below.
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In order to finally To make sure that installing a wooden window sill in an apartment or a private house is a good enough idea, it’s enough to familiarize yourself with some of the unique properties of this material.
Before proceeding to the description of the process of installation of a wooden window sill, you need to slightly clarify the rules according to which choice.
The sill may differ in texture and color
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You can also add here that if you want to make an interior truly unique, the window sill can be made independently. To do this, you need only a suitable board in size and appearance, which you need to bring to the required dimensions (which by the way should be about 10 cm more than the dimensions of the opening) and impregnate with special protective compounds. When all this is absorbed and dries, you can go to the installation itself.
Make a teardrop
But before that, on the inner surface of the future sill, you must perform a so-called teardrop. This is a small groove, about 8 mm wide and 3 to 5 mm deep, designed to drain moisture, which can and most likely will be formed on the inner surface of the sill as a result of temperature drops.
After the window sill is selected, you can install it. The work is best divided into several stages and carry out them consistently.
First of all, surface preparation must be carried out. We are talking about whether it is a new house or a major overhaul, after installing the window blocks, there is probably some construction waste that needs to be removed.
Also at this stage it is necessary to maximally level the surface intended for the installation of the window sill. If there are at least slight distortions, they must be removed with wooden wedges. The only bias that is allowed is a slight inclination of the plane of the window sill towards the room, but we are talking about a few millimeters.
When the base is ready, you can begin the installation of the wooden window sill itself. Typically, this process is performed using a cement mixture.That is, it is necessary to prepare a certain amount of cement-sand mixture. Here it can be said that the solution should be enough to cover the upper planes of the wooden wedges used for leveling the plane by 3-5 mm. After that, a wooden window sill is laid on top and pressed down. Excess solution is simply removed with a spatula.
After the above steps, in principle, you can do without additional measures, but to achieve the best effect, additional sill fixing would not be superfluous. In the case when not only window sills are made of wood, but also the frames of window blocks, you can proceed as follows.
On the back of the window, right through the frame, you need to screw a pair of self-tapping screws into the window sill. The length of the additional fasteners should be chosen so that the screws are not less than 5 cm into the sill. Such measures will be far from superfluous and will allow you not to worry about the fastening strength of the sill. This is especially important if this window trim will be used to have flatware with flowers or other decorative elements on it.
Also, one should not forget that all the gaps remaining after the works should be sealed foam or silicone sealants. In this case, you will not have to worry about what will be blowing out from under the window sill.
Prefabricated wooden window sill
, that in order to properly install a window sill, it is necessary to keep in mind certain features that the specified process has.
In conclusion, we can add that the installation of a wooden window sill can be done independently, but in order for the result to be guaranteed successful, especially if there is not enough experience in carrying out such work, it will be better to entrust the work to the specialists and if you want to control the process.
The template is outlined with a pencil
Assembling the lath pattern
Dimensions should be removed with maximum accuracy
The edges of the sill are inserted into the wall
On the other sides
Check the level
A wooden ash window sill is installed in this video: