I went to pick up the free windows offered by a friend and found that I may not be able to use them. Sadly, the casement was not included and I am not secure enough in my woodworking skills to be able to rebuild the window case/frame. I bet that windows could prove to be one of the most expensive parts of a Tiny House. I intend to investigate this more this morning but I would welcome any comments about this problem because I am still feeling afraid of these windows but also wishing that I could use them. They include the wood frames around the panes as well as the spring loaded aluminum side tracks as the opening/closing mechanism.
The major problem that I observed was the lack of mounting holes in the aluminum tracks to secure them to the rebuilt frame/casement. I suppose that I could simply screw the track to the window frame and seal it well enough to make things work. Building the frames would require extreme care to create a frame with a very close tolerance that would produce a good seal all around the window pane.
I completed little research this morning, as I was write this post, has significantly changed my opinion. I found this picture:
So, another trip to visit my friends house and pick up those windows this time. Thanks for stopping by. And if you have any advice, I'd be glad to hear from you. Let's get out there and make it a great day!