|South side - before|
|typical before condition|
There were no sash left behind so they all had to be created from scratch by Paisley Architectural Millwork Ltd who also created the sash for the windows along the road in 1989, the first year of restoration work.
|Sash painted and glazed in background, assembly jig in foireground|
|First finished sample|
It was determined that the best way to do the dormers would be to create complete replacement frames in the boatshop then install them from the outside with the manlift. The originals were all rotted out at the bottoms and the sills. We purchased the lumber and machined the parts before painting and assembling them.
|to this! Let there be light!|
My nephew Lucas Black came over to assist withthe installation of the first sample assembly - we found a few little things needed modificatioin before assembling the rest. This was done the following week.
|The first dormer done...|
|Cousin Hugh drops in with Peter Wilson|
The following weekend we installed the first 9 sets all down the north side and 2 on the south side.
|two to go on north side|
|What a difference!|
The last 6 sets were installed by local carpenters as we thought bad weather was coming momentarily.
|South side nearly done|
|preparing for new frame assembly|
It was amazing to have this space converted from a "dungeon" to a bright new possibility!
|DONE and DONE!|