NOTICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS: We currently cannot take on any new projects until late fall or early winter of 2023. If your project can wait until that time, we will be happy to provide an estimate. We will reply within a few days of your email inquiry to let you know we received it. Because we are very busy, allow at least one month for Celia to complete your estimate.
Once we receive a deposit on your project, we will lock in the current labor rates. Labor charges constitute the majority of the cost of most of our projects as the work is very labor intensive. However, we have no control of material price increases which may occur between now and the the time your project begins, so it is possible that the overall project cost may increase somewhat by the time that your project is started. If you choose to not accept any price increases at the time the project is ready to begin, your deposit will be refunded.
We currently cannot accept "rush" jobs or estimates. Thank you for your patience!
*** IMPORTANT NOTICES *** for Quotes and Orders-
1: ALWAYS PROVIDE THE GLASS SIZE of your sash with your Request for Quote! Failure to provide the glass size will result in increased cost due to the extra time required for our estimator to calculate the glass size.
Wood sash sizes are based on glass size; therefore when you provide the glass size, you make our estimating job much easier, which will result in a lower price on your estimate. In the case of divided-light sash, it is acceptable to provide either the individual light size or the overall glass opening size (ignoring the sash bars). The glass opening size is 1/16" larger than the glass size; for single light eastern sash the glass size is usually even inch widths x even inch heights. For example, a lower sash measuring 28" wide x 34" high has a glass size of 24 x 30. The upper sash for a 24 x 30 glass size would measure about 28" wide x 33" high.
2: When ordering a pair of sash for a single or double-hung window, ALWAYS PROVIDE THE SASH OPENING HEIGHT! It is okay to provide the individual sash heights, but the opening over-all height is more important to assure the proper height for the pair of sash. See "How to Measure" page for the correct location to take the sash opening height measurement. The sash opening for the 24 x 30 glass size example window above is approximately 28" x 66". Also, specify whether you are providing WINDOW or SASH SIZE. The correct way to specify a window or sash size is FIRST the width, SECOND the height, and THIRD the thickness of the SASH. Example: "1 window 32 x 66 x 1-3/8" indicates a pair of sash with an overall size of 32" wide x 66" high with a sash thickness of 1-3/8". If the actual window opening is 32" wide between the pulley stiles, then state "sash opening size", and the sash will be made 1/16" to 1/8" smaller in width to provide clearance.
3. When submitting drawings showing stile, rail, and sash bar widths, ALWAYS indicate whether the measurements specified are "face measure" or "over-all (finish width)" sizes. See "Portfolios / Window and Sash Terminology / Face Measure and Overall (Finish) Sizes" for description.
Weston Millwork Company has been in business since 1988, producing custom window sash for the historic restoration market. We do not reproduce any modern era sash or millwork (for example, sash for insulatiing (IG) units.)
Our fabrication shop is always set up to make faithful reproduction wood window sash for the historic architectural period spanning from approximately 1870 to 1960 - - what we call “Second Era” millwork. This was an era of national standardization of profiles, catalogs and mass distribution methods in the US millwork industry. Click here for a brief historical survey. Most of the historic wood window sash in the US was built during these years, so your project is likely to be of this type. Our turnaround time for “Second Era” millwork is usually relatively quick (not currently due to our large back-log) because standardization permits different projects to be run on the same machines without a setup or retooling.
We are currently not reproducing any “First Era” window sash. First Era millwork was originally hand-made at the building site by skilled joiners and was unique to a particular region, or even a particular builder. Generally pre-civil war era.
Because work from this era is not standardized, custom sticking knives often must be ground, and the machines must be set up for every run of window sash, allowing no other projects to proceed until that particular project is completed, whatever its size.
You may want to consider whether substituting a “Second Era” style replacement would be appropriate for your particular application.
We do not reproduce any “Third Era” (what we refer to as "modern") sash or millwork whatsoever, work produced after about roughly 1960 to 1980, depending on the region. We do not produce any sash for insulated glass or "IG" units.
So how can you quickly tell if your wood window sash is Second Era or First Era?
• The first indicator would be the date of construction of the building. If it was built between 1865 and 1960, there is a good chance that the window sash is “Second Era”.
• If the window sash is 1-1/8” or 1-3/8” thick, there is a good chance that the window sash is “Second Era”.
• If it uses profile ogee number 105, per Catalog.
Email us dimensioned photos or drawings if you have questions about pricing and delivery of any faithful reproduction wood window sash.
"Innovation" is everywhere, but if you need new, old-fashioned wood window sash, you
don't want innovation - - you want sound, faithful reproduction wood window sash!