Replacing / recreating grilles


Old 01-10-16, 09:42 AM
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Replacing / recreating grilles

Most of the windows in my house have removable grilles (the decorative crossed horizontal/vertical bars). Several have fallen out and broken for various reasons and a couple are beyond repair.

I have tried to determine the manufacturer of the window but there's no identifiable information (nor were we the ones who put the windows in). I've talked to Lowe's and a local seller of windows, neither was really any help on sourcing a replacement. Do you think I have any chance of sourcing a replacement?

Do I have any shot of creating one myself? The challenge I have had to far is sourcing the wood. The molding aisle at Lowe's/THD doesn't have something similar.

Any advice is much appreciated!
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Old 01-10-16, 09:58 AM
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You'd have a better chance of us helping you if you posted a picture or two of what you need.
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Having painted/stained more of those grilles than I care to think about - I'd be inclined to do without them. You might be able to take the grilles from one window and install them on another if you need to keep some symmetry.
Old 01-12-16, 06:15 PM
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Here are a couple photos of the window. It's not a large window, so seems feasible. But any advice on where to source such wood? Having trouble finding it.

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Old 01-12-16, 07:03 PM
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There are companies that can make them for you.

Like this one... google: Big Blue Window and Window Forte

Your best bet would be identifying the mfg and ordering them from them. No markings on the aluminum spacer bar between the glass, or etched in the corner of the glass? Nothing on the handle?

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