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Old 01-17-2011, 10:48 PM   #1
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How can i finish framing this window?


I have a small 18" x 33" basement window at grade or maybe a foot above. The sill is ugly and the metal frame is all rusted up.

I want to replace it with glass block, which I know how to use. My problem is the wall had an obstacle which forced me to frame about three inches from the wall.

On the other glass block window I did, I framed 1-by around the opening, and then screwed the plastic liner bottom for the glass block into both the wooden framing and the metal on the jamb. The jamb is about 2 1/2 inch thick, so with the 1-by it worked out well, almost flush.

But here, the gap makes it tougher. I was planning on sanding down the rusted metal frame, and then attaching a 1/4 or 1/2 inch wooden pressure treated sheet (cut to fit and possibly shimmed on the internal stud sides) to create a "box" on which I can put the glass block and morter.

Is this the best option I have at this point?
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You just bridge the gap with a wider piece of wood. In this case, maybe a 2x6. I'd put the glass block in first and then center the frame around the block. Decide how you want the frame to sit, depth wise, and get a size you can use. You can rip it down to the width you need.
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You just bridge the gap with a wider piece of wood. In this case, maybe a 2x6.
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You mean over the stud an frame and nailed/screwed down into the wood frame and onto the sill, right?

Or do you mean pressure fit it to the exact width so it's snug, then secure it side-to-side through the width of the stud?
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You mean over the stud an frame and nailed/screwed down into the wood frame and onto the sill, right?
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