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After working on a recent conservatory project we have a couple of sample double glazed units in our workshop.
Nearly all timbers can be used as a solid wood or alternatively veneered onto a stable and cheaper core material.
It's not often a moulding plane is useful in most typical joinery workshops today. Not because the planes give poor results.
The range of wood we have found best for making windows are Oak, Idigbo, Iroko, Sapele, Accoya and European Redwood (often just called "softwood").
An overhall of our reception area was well overdue.
Being a joinery workshop much of the timber we use is hidden, painted or from a few very popular species that gets used a lot.
Plastic, aluminium and other materials do have their place, but for an authentic period home, timber windows are essential.
This is the second time we've worked on the same bookcase.
Slim double glazing has been around for a while now and it's prominence within joinery and the construction industry was raised during a 2009 episo