How do I make a window frame?


I have top and bottom of a old window. I want to make a frame that will hold it and that the lower window will go up and down with the weight inside the frame. Then I will hang it on the wall. I know, right, that would be way cool if I could do that for my window I have. Thanks,Katie

  5 answers
  • Judi1 Judi1 on Jul 18, 2019

    Here is a picture of an old window with sash weights. You could make a frame and buy the pulleys.

  • Emily Emily on Jul 18, 2019

    I have a house full of double sash, weight propelled windows and I suggest you look at such a window and replicate that for your wall, but why you want to do the rigamole with sash cords and heavy weights for a display that could be handled by some sort of a pole or such, I don't understand

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Jul 19, 2019

    Windows are fairly complicated to make,from scratch. Look at you tube videos,on how to make a window with weights.

  • AliceHarry AliceHarry on Mar 13, 2020

    Clean your DIY window frame by these steps:

    Use a soft, dry brush to get rid of loose dirt.

    Wash the frame down with a mild detergent water, and a soft cloth.

    Don’t use too much water - soaking your wood will cause it to rot.

    Use a toothbrush for any hard to reach areas.

  • Twyla Twyla on Apr 11, 2020

    Go to your local Habitat for Humanity store and find one a little larger than you need, then take it apart and cut it to fit. Glue all the joints, give it a good sanding, and finish off with your glass and moldings around the glass.