Building basement windows
Friend has asked me to build some windows for his basement in a 1950's home. Unconditioned basement with CMU walls, current windows have rusted out metal frames and shattered glass. Just looking to make simple fixed frames to hold lexan. There are four in total, roughly 30" long by 18" tall. Currently each window has two identical side by side panes per frame. My plan is to use this project as an excuse to purchase a router table and tenon bits. I have access to a table saw, but it is not mine and I do not have a dado set. I am going to use scrap lumber and 2x6s ripped to dimensional lumber something like 1.5" x 1.5" at the bottom and top and 1.25" x 3" on the sides and middle.
This is a learning project for me, any thoughts?
First time attempting windows. First time ripping lumber. First time attempting mortise and tenons or dovetail joints.
Last edited by mavawreck; 09-23-2012 at 03:46 PM.