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Oak windowsill slip over aluminum.

Oak windowsill slips over aluminum

The finishing touch in a remodeled kitchen in Hayward, California, this oak sill covers the old sill on an aluminum casement window over the sink. Adding an extra note of warmth and solidity, it's stained to match new oak cabinets and a dining table; all were made by homeowner Roderic Frost.

To make the sill, Mr. Frost ripped a 52-inch length of 1-by-6 into a 4 1/2- and a 1-inch-wide piece.

He then cut a rabbet 1/4 inch deep and 1/2 inch wide along the edge of the 1-inch strip and glued it to the bottom of the wider piece, as shown in the section drawing below; the groove fits over the lip of the existing sill.

Finally, he notched the ends of the wood sill and made a cutout for the window handle to allow the ensemble to slip onto the original sill. There's just enough room for the handle to rotate freely.

Photo: New wood sill fits over aluminum one. With sill flipped on edge (below), you see how it was cut to accommodate the window handle. When it's in place, notched ends extend the sill beyond the window frame

Photo: Side view shows two-piece construction. Notch in backside of lower strip is designed to fit over the existing aluminum sill
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