Well i keep getting emails and cold calls saying i need to update my website. yet it seems to be doing ok.
Today i thought id post a couple of photos of our factory floor, a sash i re-beaded this morning and a close up of a lift up window – you get to see the beautiful grain of cedar up close. lucky you.
this sash with grey glass was originally putty glazed. client asked to remove the putty and rebead with custom bevelled beads. much easier to paint.
all the frames stacked up to give some workspace for more.
close up of a single hung lift up window. inside view (you see the sash lift handle) and double glazed. You can see the finish of the cedar timber is very beautiful.
Well late december on the very last job for the year i managed to cut my hand (snapped razer blade). An operation, a cast and some nerve damage was my end of year. However i am mostly mended and we have been back at TWM since early Jan. Although we make aluminium, it is the timber side which is very busy at the moment.
gluding up timbers to make a gate
Some of this work is headed for rural SA, and into Victoria. As the years go by we are finding that we are doing more work for interstate clients as well.
peter. production manager, son of the boss – George.
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.
Making arched frames. Considerable time and effort is made on each arch, here we have some being glued up.
Just thought id upload these photos showing me replacing a door stile.
replacing a door stile damaged by break and entry.
Later today we will go install it.
A few random photos of things going on.
Yesterday i had to empty the sawdust bins, which had completely overflowed.
If you have never cleaned up massive piles of sawdust, I suggest you try it just so you know you should avoid it.
Cleaning out the sawdust extractor after one of our bins overfilled. aaaaah sawdust, it gets everywhere.
Making new timber sashes based on the old ones given to us. A common issue for timber sashes is they rot in the rain over the years, you cant repair them – you need new ones!
Custom made cedar gate.
Custom made cedar gate.
I’ve been pretty slack posting new bits n pieces up.
too much to do!
new window made basedon old broken one. quite ugly but who are we to decide. it also has pink glass for it.
double glazed cedar lift up windows.
cedar sliding door
sash rails being prepared for assembly. all those round bits on the end become the sash horns. photo’d in black and white for a change
A nice job today, removing old glass, colonial bars, transoms, mullions, sashes and so on. replaced with 10.38 laminate glass for a stronger and safer result, and with a much fuller view to the river (west lakes).
My entire last week was spent on a first floor of a hall installing 16 bronze anodise sliding windows. It was a challenge (4 of us there all week) but in terms of photos, pretty boring. But this was being made at the factory by my timber lads and when i returned to work I had to photo this and share it.
Solid Oak. roughly 2900 high x 3000 wide. We are making a pair of doors (again solid oak) which when we install the frame will be hung on pivots.
The fixed panels on the sides will be adorned with crosses and other ikons for the church.
2900 x 3000 or so. 2 doors on pivot hinges will be made and hung when we install it . for a church in adelaide. the panels on the sides will have crosses and other items
A shopfront had been fire damaged and required a new window/door.
All the beautiful artwork painted on the original window was burnt and cracked and damaged – but the owner said the artist will come back and do something new.
the African shop in Woodville had been damaged by fire. all that artwork was handpainted on the glass.
New clear anodise commercial aluminium shopfront. Note the wall so close to the window – we could not glaze on the inside. So we used 10.38 laminate glass, and glazed at the front only.
commercial frame. 101mm x 44.5mm. 10.38 clear lam.