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Old 04-07-2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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Header for a Trapezoid fixed window

I bought a couplde of Tapezoid shaped fixed windows from Habitat for Humanity.... now heres the problem. There were some stickers on it, but nothing indicating how to rough frame them in. They are new, and I intend on installing them over the back doors of my kids new house. Can someone please tell me how to frame them in? I've been checking online for instructions and just cannot find anything, nor have any of the local guys ever done this before. The window are only 32" wide by 36" in height at the highest point. Could I double up a 2x10 header and frame it the normal way, or do I have to angle the header down? Aby help would be appreciated!~


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Old 04-07-2010, 09:06 PM   #2
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Header off a normal rectangular opening, then use angled pieces to frame the shape of the window and provide framing for the sheathing and nailing fins.


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