This is the first from a series of blog posts that will give you a detailed look at historic windows and their construction. Before we look at windows and window sashes themselves, I thought it would be good to start with a quick look at some of the tools used to make windows by hand. Although there were other specialized tools used by house joiners to build windows, these are the basics. So, keep an eye open for subsequent blog posts if you want to learn about the tools pictured below, how they were used and the characteristics of hand-made windows. This series will conclude with a look at machine made window sashes that appeared during the last half of the 19th century. Enjoy!!!