Still, I admire the skill and detail that old glaziers took when designing their works and now I’ve worked out a way to mix the beauty with modern practicality.
I found these beauties at my favourite glazier, Gerry’s Glass. I was ordering a shelf and these matching sash windows were leaning on the front desk. The glazier asked the receptionist for instruction. “The client wants the sashes replaced with clear glass,” he said. “So just smash these out?” the glazier asked. At that point, I politely interjected. If he would be kind enough to save the windows, I’d happily take the glass home. The next day, there they were, two panels, removed from the frame, in pristine condition, saved from the bin.
I brought them home and started thinking. Eventually, I came up with a plan to build a discreet aluminium frame that supports the work, is easily removed and stands independent of the window, so there would be no conflicts with strata rules about changing the look of the property. And now I get to look every day at two gorgeous pieces of glass. Beauty, practicality, history, art and ingenuity. I love when all this comes together in one project. Shout out to Gerry’s for going the extra mile.
Life doesn’t always work out that way, but when it does, happiness ensues. And whether it is preserving a bit of history or just making something work properly, I take care to get a good result. Let me know if I can help you.