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Old 05-11-18, 02:47 PM
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Basic Wood Storm Windows...

I like to build 2 basic wood storm windows that are approx 54"x32". Figured I use 1x material for the frame.

Im concerned about cutting the groove in the frame for the glass.

I assume I need a table saw to do this?

Any advice or examples on how you would do this is most welcome.
 
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A table saw or router would be used to cut the rabbit but IMO you are better off getting/ordering aluminum storm windows. They are easier to handle, require no real maintenance and will last longer.
 
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Old 05-11-18, 03:06 PM
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I have to agree with Marksr on this. However if you do decide to make them use a center bar and two panes of glass. Or use plastic shrink wrap or plexi.
 
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Old 05-11-18, 03:58 PM
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You could also likely use the channel that is sold for plastic lattice. Lattice cap it's called. Has about a 3/16-1/4 groove down the center IIRC. Might be a little pricey, though it appears it's cheaper if you order it...at least at HD. Available in different colors also. I believe I've also seen wood stuff (cedar?) in the past.
 
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So I can use a hand held router to make the groove? How is that done accurately?
 

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You use a rabbit bit with a guide [little roller at the bottom of the bit] It will take multiple passes.
 
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My woodworking skills are weak so I took your advice and purchased 2 aluminum ones... for $100 and 30 minutes..... they are already on the house. Thanks for the tip!
 
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Besides getting done quick you won't have to worry about keeping them painting or trying to tighten up the joints when they come loose. I like wood but I'm not fond of wood storm windows/screens.
 
 

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