06:04AM | 08/23/04
Member Since: 06/08/04
28 lifetime posts
I want to install a window in the shed in my back yard. We recently purchased the house and the shed is quite large (16'x10') but doesn't have a window.

We removed an existing 30"x18" "hinged" window from our kitchen (same type as our bathroom window... don't ask).

Anyway... I want to add that window to the shed but the window is larger than the framing supports in the shed. Can I cut the framing supports and reinstall them at the window width to frame the window?

I'm not sure how to start?




07:43AM | 08/23/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
You will need to cut out existing framing to create a new rough opening for the window. The frame opening will include a header between 2-king studs, supported on jack studs; a sill plate on cripples and stringers for the side opening. It is explained well at this link:

The normal framing of a wall is illustrated here:

The framing will take some time and planning. Be sure to draw it out on the wall and estimate the materials you will need. The mounting of the window is easy if it has nailing flanges, and the opening in the shed siding should end up being just the size of the window opening. The new framing will support the window. Keep in mind that sheds are used primarily for storage and installing a large window may interfere with storage, and in vulnerable to being broken. a metal screen like hardware cloth, stretched over the framing on the inside can protect the glass from being broken by shovel handles and other objects that might fall against the window.


01:11PM | 09/07/04
Member Since: 06/08/04
28 lifetime posts
Thanks for the help. The window came out great. My shed now looks less like a monstrosity and more like an actual friendly backyard shed... with natural light.

Thanks again!
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