First we had to tear out the frame that was already there . . .
And then rebuild the frame to fit the new window.
I wanted a little deeper sill for plants since this is a north facing window. And also a bit of a rounded finish on the ends.
The metal bar at the bottom and along the sides is to help the mortar stick to the bare wood better.
And then the installation. Man, I'll tell ya, the guys on the YouTubes make it look so easy!! NOT!! You would think that those guys on YouTube had installed block windows a million times!!
So, here is how we ended a long day - with a big mess on our hands that we will need to clean up and apply more mortar.
But it's in and now that the mortar is dry, it is solid as a rock. So, we think we will be spending Saturday cleaning and making sure that the mortar is everywhere it is supposed to be!! :-)