Have you seen something in someone else’s home and just have to have something like that in your own home? It happens all the time with me, I saw this window frame in an Instagram account’s feed over a year ago and fell in love with it. I would love to have one in our kitchen, I haven’t found one the size I need so I thought how hard would it be to make one? I have enough scrap wood to make it.
DIY Window Frame
So that’s what I did, I drew out a rough draft of a window in the size I wanted, 5′ x 3′ window. That part was pretty easy, but finding out how to space the grids of the window was a whole different task. I had Mr. Tip help me on that part. He did very well with figuring out the measurements for each space. I wished I would of taken more interest in algebra. 🙂 Here is the diagram of my window frame.
Below are the measurements of each board:
- two 1 x 4 cut at 5′
- three 1x 4 cut at 30″
- two square trim pieces cut at 36″
- two square trim pieces cut at 12.5″
- six square trim pieces cut at 9.75″
I used 8 L corner brackets and 4 straight brackets along with wood glue to attach my 1″ x 4″ boards together to create the frame.
To attached the grid of the window I used wood glue and heavy duty staples.
I went back and forth on painting or staining the window frame. I decided to paint it with Benjamin Moore in the color Dove, it’s the paint color of the table, chairs and hutch.
To give the window some details I added 3 nickel coat hooks plus this will give me places to hang decorations on.
I couldn’t be more happier with my window frame. By looking at the frame you would never know I built this myself. I know, I am patting my own back, but look how great this looks up on the wall in the kitchen!!
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