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Old 02-03-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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installing a double casement window in the kitchen over sink. id like to extend the window out approx 6 inches so that my wife can have a nice sill for plants etc. im thinking of framing this in normally but leaving space so that i can lay 2X6s or 2X8s on their sides inside the framing....thoughts.....

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I think that till you get it framed and weatherproofed, you'd be better off to just install a garden window like this:

http://www.dreamhousewindows.com/win...FaAO5QodFV7rHw

You'd have to slope the top to shed water. Come up with a plan to finish around the edges on the exterior of the window and on the sides and bottom of the bump out. All of the extra labor and materials still won't get you what a garden window would. I don't know anything about the company who's link I posted, only that they had a nice picture to illustrate a garden window.

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Old 02-04-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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You want a garden window. You can extend the framing but it needs to be supported underneath, from above(cables support) or extend back into the house framing(cantilever). Just nailing it to the existing framing will likely not work over time.
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newer low-e windows are not the best for garden type windows anyway

i agree get a pre built unit
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I did 3 garden windows at my last house
2 I bought 3 windows & made a box bay window - $180 for replacement windows
The 3rd window I put a 2x6 flat on the wall, sides & top & the window sat inside that frame
Basically after the window is installed you end up with maybe 3.5", then I added a 1x6 as the window sill for a "shelf"
I had a small roof over the single window - wood shingles (after 2nd floor was added to the house)

The box windows were 2' deep by 4' wide & worked very well for plants
Even with the LowE rating there was plenty of sun
On the outside on the bigger windows I built small roofs & angled supports underneath

Pics not that great...before I had a digital camera, so they are scanned in



Ah...I found some...one from the inside before I finished
I also put a shelf across the middle, there was a support installed in the middle later on
The 3rd window was under an existing roof
I did flashing & sealing after these pics



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i stand corected... nice work Dave

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