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Windows for the Little Barn

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 22:47
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I promised details on the new goat barn windows in my “Little Things on the Little Barn” post. Here they are.

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.

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.
The screw rests on the bottom of the window opening and holds the window open. The two screws means we can adjust the windows.
His first idea for securing the windows shut was to use some barrel bolt latches he had lying around.
Other latches were made with eye and machine bolts.
Both types secure the windows shut.

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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