WOOD PARTS

WOOD PARTS

At first glance, a window looks like a pretty simple piece of equipment. It has a frame, glass, and some basic hardware. But, if you look a little closer, you’ll find there’s much more than first meets the eye. A window must be designed to allow in light and views and, in many cases, ventilation, yet seal out the weather. It must shed heavy rain without leaking and block powerful winds. And, if it’s an operable window, it must open and close easily. To handle these tasks effectively, the typical window has many parts and a surprisingly complex construction. A variety of specially milled pieces go in to making up the jambs, frame, casing, and sashes.

The window frame is the enclosure that holds the main parts of a window called window sashes in place. Window sashes may be fixed or operable. Obviously, in a fixed window, the sashes don’t move.

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