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Windows for the Little Barn

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 22:47
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(Before It's News)

I promised details on the new goat barn windows in my “Little Things on the Little Barn” post. Here they are.

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Front windows in the goat barn.

For windows for the Little Barn, Dan had the idea to use the metal panels he removed when we re-roofed it. Some of the panels were rusted out, but there was quite a bit of good metal.

At first he planned to make frames for the panels, but after cutting out the first opening, he realized he could cover the plywood cut-outs with the metal.

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Back windows from the inside.
So how were we going to hold them open? Hardware for upward-opening cabinet doors ranges from $18 – 20 each. Of course we didn't want to spend that much and in the end Dan came up with something much simpler.
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The screw rests on the bottom of the window opening and holds the window open. The two screws means we can adjust the windows.
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His first idea for securing the windows shut was to use some barrel bolt latches he had lying around.
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Other latches were made with eye and machine bolts.
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Both types secure the windows shut.
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I plan to protect the metal with a clear protective coating. Also I need to paint the rest of the trim and give the whole building a second coat of barn paint. Then we'll be ready for whatever the weather has to offer.

Needless to say I am really happy with these windows!

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