Doublehung window repairs

I was called in to replace broken sash in some windows.  

Once I took the blinds out of the windows, I found this wonderful 'handyman' repair job for a split interior molding (nails holding the loose parts in place).  With the blinds in place, the customer never noticed the problem.

The traditional old window molding is no longer available.  Ordinarily I would have to go to a millwork shop, and have them duplicate the old molding (as closely as possible).  

However, in this case it was a relatively short window.  I have saved some old moldings from other jobs (where I replaced the moldings), so I was able to supply an original (chestnut) molding.


It is good to know that real crafts people still exist (like tomcat) to keep these likely century old windows functioning.

Nice that you were able to install suitable moldings.


Tomcat,

In the past, I’ve always been able to get the wider stop moldings at either Condons Dryers or Jaegers? Is this not the case anymore?


They have some, but last time I tried I couldn't get the same profile, that was in the house I was working on.  Jaeger referred me to a millwork** shop in one case.  

** = right around the corner on Savit.


How could the homeowner not see that?   It looks more like a really bad DIY that they’re too ashamed to admit that they did and are trying to pin on someone else.  Like the time my husband tried to buzz his own hair and missed a couple of spots, so when his coworkers pointed it out he lied and said that I had cut his hair


tomcat said:

They have some, but last time I tried I couldn't get the same profile, that was in the house I was working on.  Jaeger referred me to a millwork** shop in one case.  

** = right around the corner on Savit.

 I've had good luck at Dykes in the past.


FilmCarp said:


 I've had good luck at Dykes in the past.

 Leave my moms out of this


spontaneous said:

How could the homeowner not see that?   It looks more like a really bad DIY that they’re too ashamed to admit that they did and are trying to pin on someone else.  Like the time my husband tried to buzz his own hair and missed a couple of spots, so when his coworkers pointed it out he lied and said that I had cut his hair

 Once you have blinds installed, it covers the top 2-3".  On the other hand, you are probably right.




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