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How do I build my own wooden window frames? Answered

I want to build my own window frames and purchase window box sets to fit in the frames.

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kevinhannan (author)2010-12-28

I did this by being cheeky - I bought a window frame from a large national store - made my template from it and returned the original to the store for a refund... ;-)

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bongodrummer (author)2010-02-12

It will not help you just yet, but I am in the process of making an Instructable about making a window / door out of oak. 

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orksecurity (author)2009-09-15

I'm not sure what you mean by "window frame" versus "window box set"... the way I usually use the first term doesn't make sense when combined with the second. Are you asking about framing out a window (ie, how to make the opening in the wall), or building the wood that frames a piece of glass, or installing the trim around the opening, or....?

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Rorybell (author)orksecurity2009-10-09

 I should have used the term rough framing I guess.  Anyway it is framing a wall with an opening for a window that I was asking about but I went to the library and got some videos on the subject.  All is well.

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seandogue (author)2009-09-16

You can use butt joints if the frame is being made from sufficiently wide stock using pocket drilling or biscuits, lap joints for a quick/dirty frame out of thin stock (!" or less), or do it the way it ought to be done for anything that will be around for a long time using mortise and tenon joints. I'd suggest that you hit a library and find an older book on joinery. I am a bit confused as orksecurity suggests...You *are talking about the windows themselves right? Not the frame into which the window frames are set?

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