In this video the Fremantle Door & Window team show us how to re-purpose an exquisite oval leadlight window by hand-crafting a laminated timber frame saving the customer money and preserving our heritage.
One thing that we get is a lot of leadlight work.
We’ve got a couple of people that have brought in this particular leadlight here that they picked up in salvage or somewhere.
It’s a nice lead light, but it’s very hard to make a frame for it.
So, what we’ve done is taken a template of the lead light, then we made the timber frame for it to go into.
This is all laminated together, as you can see down the sides here there’s five laminated into the particular one.
It gives it more strength, there’s less chance of de-lamination, than if you had to bend the timber around, which can be done, but on tight curves like this, this is our preferred method.
So, basically we just made the frame up, put the glass in … and there you go. There you have it.
Also, in the manufacturing process of the window itself, we have made up a curved beam for it, so when we finish everything looks perfect. Nice snug fit.
There you have it. All finished. Up-cycled, recycled.