The home has a pile of custom windows, none of which have stools (finished sills). The existing exterior window sill is at a fairly acute angle, which will necessitate custom milling a stool, e.g., using a table saw to cut an angled rabbet (at God knows what angle), and a hand saw to cut the horns.
Any tips on doing this drill? There are about 16 windows, several of which are coupled together, so the stool will be around 8 feet. Others are more traditional stools. All will be stain grade. Finished trim is Doug Fir in some rooms, and Red Oak in others, but mainly fir. The specs call for a 1 inch stool, which is a tough order here, and even the rough lumber will have to be special ordered.
I am not a big fan of milling Doug Fir, as it splinters like h e l l. My thought was to do the whole mess in Sugar Pine, which machines like a dream, or making a template out of Sugar Pine, and having a local window shop make up the stool in 8 foot lengths.
Anyone out there ever milled their own stools? Any free tips?
Thanks in advance!
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