Trimming Out Double-Hung Windows

Project: Vermont Farmhouse, Episode 6, Part 3



Bob tours the interior, looking at the finished drywall and insulation. In the living room, a new Shaw pre-finished hardwood floor is being put down. David LaFosse (from LaFosse & Co.) is on hand to talk to Bob about the process. In the kitchen Ryley and Pat Cloutier are busy putting up trim around the windows.
Part 1: Drywall Installation
Part 2: Hard Maple Flooring Installation
Part 3: Trimming Out Double-Hung Windows
Bob Ryley and carpenter Pat Cloutier trim out the two banks of four double-hung windows in the sunny dining area. Each bank of windows is treated as if it were one window unit. Then, they'll put a mullion strip where they all meet.

They start with the sill, then move on to the header piece. With such a long run of windows, it's more reliable to attach the horizontal pieces first. They measure and cut each vertical individually to fit. The job goes more smoothly when you have one person to measure and another to make the cuts.
The wooded New England setting, with quaint towns and covered bridges, provides the perfect backdrop for building a traditional Vermont-style farmhouse.

Bob works with the Quechee Lakes Development Company to build a residence that hearkens back to the past yet satisfies the needs of a family in the new millennium.

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