Window Prop Stick From Scrap Wood
I found this clever solution for my own windows at home but I believe it would be of great help for any window that simply refuses to stay up. You might find some similar gadgets in the local home improvement store, though in my humble opinion nothing beats a custom-made contraption, so I made one. It didn’t require any expensive materials – old palette wood did a great job in my case. So, here’s how to make the “proper prop” to fix your window. And the stick would even let you adjust window to several different positions – something I found particularly handy when cleaning my window panes.
List of Materials I used:
…And The Tools:
Here Are The Steps: (it’s easy)
Start with the small piece of wood and the jigsaw to shape a quarter round block with approx. size of 5×5,5 cm. Then grab the drill and make a hole around the middle of the curve. Next, cut the big stick so that it fits the size (and shape) of your window/s. Now make the notches as you start about 5 cm from the bottom and continue with a few more upwards.
It’s time to take the pliers and the wire and form a good rectangular-shaped arm. Make calculations according to the size of your rounded block and cut the total length of wire you’ll need for the rectangle. Put one of the ends and bend 4 times – mark the exact bend points first. When you’re finished, the wire should be moving freely. Use some of the rope to create a safety line.
Okay, now you can finally bring all parts together and see if the little block slides up and down your prop stick with no hassle. If the window stays up stably too – then you’re ready to pop the champagne!