I have spent three days at the cabin and was hoping to get the veranda completed. Unfortunately, due to a number of small problems that took a significant amount of time to fix, I still have much work to do and only one more weekend to get everything done (I will not be able to visit the cabin during the rest of September because I am visiting the UK).
The glass I am using in the windows is a 7mm thick security glass. I was given the glass in aluminium frames by a friend. They were removed from an old supermarket store.
Once I have built the outer frame of the window. I build an inner frame on the outside of the window which includes sills above and below the window.
I put draft excluder around the inside before inserting the glass in the frame, against the draft excluder. I then make another frame which will sit between the two panes of glass and push the second glass in against this.
Finally I build a frame around the inside to hold the second glass in place and the window is completed.
Here’s the completed window
Here is the window I have built in the opposite wall ( a door and frame will be fitted next to this window, but that’s the main job I didn’t get completed)
An example of problems encountered was one piece of glass which was slightly wider at the top, than at the bottom. Fortunately a few weeks ago my neighbour gave me a tool (which I never imagined I would need) which cuts a groove into a piece of wood (anyone know what it’s called?). After cutting a deep groove in to the frame, the glass fitted perfectly, but it took a lot of time to get it right.
I have insulated the inside of the cabin and the floor.
Here’s how the veranda is looking from the outside