Hand Made Weatherstrip
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Hand Made Weatherstrip Reply with quote

> Do you have a design for slick looking hand made weather strip

Twice I have recreated late 19th and early 20th century weatherstrip, but I have not written up or published either case.

One was a cotton cord wrapped in a heavy duck cloth (light canvas) fabric. The cloth needs to be cut on the bias, or made of ready made seam binding, which is difficult to get in the heave cloth required. The cloth was treated with a wax that made it somewhat water repellant. It was used on casement windows. Fastened in place with brass tacks. This weather strip did not show when the sash were closed, but did show when they were open.

The other was a simple strip of leather, set on edge in a groove in the side edges of the double hung sashes. the leather was about 3/16" thick and stuck out of the groove about 1/8" to 3/16" to touch the jamb sash track. It was also applied to the meeting rail of the lower sash. Fastened in place with just a few thin small brads in each strip, well set so the brads could not rub on the tracks. This weatherstrip did not show, with the windows open or closed.

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