Transom Window Fabrication

Transom Window Fabrication


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Location: Oak Park, IL

Challenge: Promote light & airflow throughout the second floor bedrooms of this house while allowing doors to be closed for privacy.

Solution: Install operable transom windows above each bedroom door. We fabricated the sash, frames, & trim for these units, then installed them above new doors that we custom hung. The operating arms (visible to the left in the photo) were salvaged from a local university who was disposing of them, then sent to a plating company for a new brass coating. We suspect the hardware may be up to a century old, yet it still functions perfectly. The transoms add a unique detail to the space & are functional to boot!