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Old 06-06-2011, 01:31 PM   #1
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First time back in a long time ( busy with diy now good weather is here).
My question is this. I have to make new interior sills for my bathroom and
they will need to be in excess of 8inches deep ( bull nose to window). If
I need to join two pieces of wood to do this what is the best way. Dowel, biscuit joiner and biscuits and glue? Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 06-06-2011, 04:01 PM   #2
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Why would you need to join two pieces of wood? Use 1x10 and rip it to the size you need.

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First time back in a long time ( busy with diy now good weather is here).
My question is this. I have to make new interior sills for my bathroom and
they will need to be in excess of 8inches deep ( bull nose to window). If
I need to join two pieces of wood to do this what is the best way. Dowel, biscuit joiner and biscuits and glue? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Where is this window in the room? I try to avoid wood in this room if possible.
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Hi...the window is in my bathroom, it is not over or near the shower/tub.
The house is 140+ years old and lacked any kind of framing I could use. So I
had to install 2x4 framing for the electricals ( code here). That is why my inside sills are so deep. I could use 1x10 material, the original had a bull nose
and would like to replicate it if I can. Any suggestions on how to go about
this would be welcome. Would 1x material be thick enough to create a bull nose from? I bought a book on the subject of finish carpentry and they
suggested using 5/4 finished stock but I cant find that here.
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5/4 stock is pretty standard fair around here. Not 5/4x 10, but if you want the beefier look, just bisquit them together. Older houses had thicker trim you can't readily find today.
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on the inside they are called stools
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Yep I know they are called stools, I will probably go with biscuiting a piece
onto the front. Thanks guys you have been very helpful. I am learning as
I go along here. Never done anything on this scale before. I just couldnt
afford the high labour costs involved in renovating a bathroom.

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