Arched doorframes and doors – INSTALLED

Finished Product

Well, earlier i posted some arched doors and doorframes which i loaded up on saturday. Monday Tom and I installed them.  here are some photos.

The handcast iron gate hardware really made the frames stand out.

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Arched doors and doorframes

Finished Product

I just took some photos this saturday morning before i load them up onto the trailer, ready for installation on monday.  Cedar arched doors and doorframes.

cedar arched double doors and frame, and single door and frame.

Arched frames and random work

Finished Product, Work in progress

It has been a while since my last post. Not because we aren’t busy at TWM – we almost always are – but because I’ve had walls to paint, and all the plumbing redone at home.

Recently we have had 2 separate jobs come in at the same time for arched doors and door frames.

Have some photos.

Arched solid cedar door to suit doorframe. this job also includes a frame with double doors as well.

cedar arched doorframe with no sill. 2 doors are being made to suit.

cedar doorframes with arched hi lites. the doors will be standard recetangular double doors. but the arches will include leadlight.

how an arch is made. naturally you cant get a single piece of timber 2m wide by 1m high in a single piece. to make an arch lots of cedar blocks are cut to the curve required, then assembled together. its a time consuming job, but the results are excellent.

The wall I mentioned, well have a photo or two…

art by peter the production manager of THE WINDOW MAN. in croydon.

art by peter the production manager of THE WINDOW MAN.

 

Wall cut and timber Bifold Window install

Finished Product, Work in progress

Last week three of us worked in Glenelg, installing some aluminium sliding windows, and the main task – a wall cut and install of a timber bifold window with timber servery bench. A lintel was used in this process.

some photos showing a brick wall being cut and bifold installed.

The inside is then finished with a bullnose sill, quads inside and out and the mortar from the bricks re-done.

Timber install photos

Finished Product

Last week we pulled out the old rotten windows in a lovely sun room. the floor was hand made parquetry, truly time-consuming to make.

We replaced the frames with new cedar frames. This time with no colonial bars, and increased the glass from 3mm float, to 6.38 clear comfort plus Low-E glass.

12 lite colonial fixed lite window

Work in progress

I (hi! im Peter, the production manager) -took this photo of Tom (who has been installing and making windows longer than I have been alive). He is making the glazing bead on each pane of glass.  Tom has more experience up his sleeve than I could ever hope for and is a valuable asset to our team, and frankly, a surrogate uncle to me.

Cedar and Meranti – difference in grain and colour

Finished Product

I am often asked what meranti and cedar looks like when finished.  Here is a photo. Cedar is on top, and when stained has a really lovely grain come up and through.  Meranti is usually a little redder (but can range in colour tones from near white, to almost yellow) and has a finer, more sinewy grain.  Cedar also varies quite a lot in colour tone, from yellows, reds, and reddy brown.  Cedar is a soft timber and you can easily dent it or push your fingernail into the timber.  Meranti is much harder.

Probably about 70% of our manufactured windows and doors are in cedar, followed by meranti with about 25% and then a very small percentage is a variety of other timbers like oak, blackbutt, kapur, jarrah etc.