Kitchen Remodel: Part 9 – Windows

The kitchen windows were in need of repair. One of the two windows had a crack running through the glass and the glazing was falling out of both windows. I removed both window frames and moved them to the shop to work on. I removed the glazing and the glass. I striped the paint from the inside of the frame with a heat gun. To put the new glass in, I first laid down a small bead of glazing on the frame. I set the glass into this glazing and pushed it into place. Next, I pushed glazing points into place to hold the glass in place. I used three on a side. Then I ran glazing over the glazing points to form the outside of the window. I reinstalled the window frames and added new hardware. I filmed this using only natural light.

Kitchen videos

Kitchen Remodel: Part 1 – Introduction

Kitchen Remodel: Part 1.5 – Storage Cart for Stove

Kitchen Remodel: Part 2 – Demolition

Kitchen Remodel: Part 2.5 – Wall hung shelf.

Kitchen Remodel: Part 3 – All about that base

Kitchen Remodel: Part 4 – Cabinet Carcass

Motorized Stop Motion Dolly

Kitchen Remodel: Part 5 – Drawers

Kitchen Remodel: Part 6 – cabinet tops

Kitchen Remodel: Part 7 – Plastering and Painting

Kitchen Remodel: Part 8 – Cabinet Install

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  1. Joris Van Imhoff
    July 2, 2015

    Frank – Im a massive Fan of your clips and you as a person 🙂
    ps first ever comment on youtube…
    I actually really like the fact that you leave and restore original parts of the house in this case the windows. If you wanted a new house where everything was straight and perfect, im sure you would live in such house.

  2. ZACCARO Custom Things
    July 2, 2015

    Great job. I liked your hardware for window. 

  3. SoldierDemps
    July 2, 2015

    More Content Please, Upload on a more regular basis too i know your stuff is heavily edited to make it more entertaining and enjoyable but i have NEEDS! Good job by the way, thanks.

  4. Heather Creates
    July 3, 2015

    You need to boil the old hardware in boiling water. It removes paint like butter!!  Old is so much better then new!!

  5. Graham Orm
    July 3, 2015

    Hi Frank. The trick is to slide the hammer on the glass. That way there is no impact with the glass just the pin or whatever you use.

  6. Tom Brown
    July 3, 2015

    Single pane windows.  lol!
    Looking good, Frank.

  7. Edson Oliveira
    July 8, 2015

    You`re the best!

  8. OzoneEditions
    July 8, 2015

    It is good to see real world home renovation and repair.  Sure, replacing the entire window with a more energy efficient double pane unit would be nice, but not everyone has the budget for this.  TV reno shows with extravagent budgets have "taught" us to remodel by tearing out and throwing away old materials, but this is not the only way to do the job.  Thank you Frank for reminding us how to complete the task in an economic and efficient fashion.  Well done!

  9. Jim Massey
    July 8, 2015

    Frank, great video as always.  Strong suggestion from a guy who doesn't mind doing windows: $10 spent on a set of squeegee and soft window cleaner attachments will last for years, and make the window cleaning process not only better, but almost enjoyable.

  10. Stefan Ravn
    July 11, 2015

    Thanks Frank. Good stuff as always. I must ask though: Why do so many North American woodworkers use phillips screws? I find them very annoying, and even have a woodshop policy of throwing any out that I find, and replacing them with Torx…

  11. emo65170
    July 11, 2015

    Beautiful natural lighting in your shop.

  12. Paolo Leoni
    July 18, 2015

    Frank, good work! Could you give me the full name of "metal stop to hold the glass" you used in this video ? Seems don't exist in europe, and on my opinion are very clever !

  13. Jake Rebol
    July 22, 2015

    now you just need to trim that tree so you can see out the windows. 😀 great work as always frank!

  14. bobthetrooper7
    August 28, 2015

    Frank – can you do a very brief, close-up segment on your awning window hinges? I am fixing up some awning style saches in my basement and I want to switch out hinges but not sure what ones will be best. Any help from the master himself would be much appreciated!

  15. bruenor82
    August 29, 2015

    newspaper man

  16. Alex Howard
    October 23, 2015

    try newspaper instead of a paper towel when cleaning glass with a windex like product. no streaks.

  17. OX-Plays
    October 26, 2015

    Why did you choose to reuse the old window frames rather than building new ones?

  18. Bass Mainer
    October 31, 2015

    I love the grape tree leaves through the window and you did a good job cleaning the pane. Looks really nice. 🙂

  19. Rufus Karongo
    January 29, 2016

    I learn a lot through your videos.

  20. Malvinace Zhen
    February 28, 2016

    You should clean your glass with newspaper… works much better than tissue or cloth.

  21. Cansu K
    March 19, 2016

    you can smooth out the glazing with a popsicle stick thingy, works really well

  22. Brandon Throckmorton
    March 31, 2016

    I just discovered your channel a few days ago and really enjoy these videos. Thanks for posting!

  23. Tumenihobbies
    May 10, 2016

    Love your vids Frank. Try newspaper instead of paper towels to eliminate streaks though. It'll surprise you

  24. Peter Coleman
    September 9, 2016

    The trick with the old style putty is to just get a lump of it in your hand and then work it in with your thumb to force fill the fillet. Get it roughly to shape with a putty knife, and then use an old paint brush to smooth it out. Works a treat!

    November 17, 2016

    Strippers are nasty.

  26. no2kkk
    February 11, 2017

    Know this comment is really late but the information can be used by many if they don't already know but when cleaning windows/glass and sometimes even chrome I always use window cleaner and instead of a rag/cloth use newspaper. It's the best thing I ever did.

  27. Jonathan Tran
    February 13, 2017

    Its so inspiring how you remodeled your kitchen basically all on your own! I grew up where i was taught to just buy and replace but it can be so costly and less of what you want. This is amazing i hope i can learn to wood work one day so I can model my house the way i want to. Thank you for inspiring your production is beautiful and your content is A1!

  28. M4N1C
    July 23, 2017

    For cleaning the windows (or glass or simply ANYTHING) try Dish soap mixed with warm water in a bucket, sponge down the windows with that soap water and wipe it ALMOST dry with a kitchen towel and do a final wipe with a microfibre towel. Works just perfect. No streaks and the possibly cheapest way.

  29. Ian Charles
    September 15, 2017

    you need to trim that tree Frank. Jeez

  30. TOF OU
    September 21, 2017

    Bonjour ,pourquoi ne pas avoir refait la fenêtre complètement?ou vous la fabriquée ou vous l'acheter neuve ,la ça reste du vieux bois et c'est pas beau.Vous êtes tellement doué ,là je ne comprend pas?????.

  31. J M
    September 27, 2017

    Love your stuff. Keep up the great work!

    Chemical stripping is pretty horrible….BUUUT….it when dealing potentially with lead and young ones, it does have an important place, as it does not produce any lead dust or leaded fumes from heated or accidentally burnt lead paint. Some times it is the way to go.

    Also, some larger cities have commercial stripping locations that you can send your items in, to have them stripped for you. Some times even in one day. In Los Angeles, had two 4 tall detailed casement windows that i got stripped for about $70 each. So that can be a viable alternative, too, sometimes.

  32. C.W P
    October 18, 2017

    yep strippers are really nasty

    November 17, 2017

    Try using newspaper when cleaning the glass. It’s nice

  34. James Rende
    December 20, 2017

    "…and a stripper, which I really know are nasty…"

    Frank, that was an (unintended) gem right there.

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