Stained glass window for church

Stained Glass 
Studios, Inc.

  Church Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Colfax, NC

     In 2009, Laws Stained Glass Studios installed (16) opalescent glass windows at Smith Grove Baptist Church in Colfax, NC.  The eight main sanctuary windows (53" wide x 115" high with a round top), two smaller sanctuary windows (37" wide x 82" high with a round top), two windows (37" wide x 50" high), and three windows (37" wide x 38" high) all had just opalescent glass with no artwork or memorial plate.  One transom (size 65" wide x 15" high) had a scroll with the church's name.  All the windows except the transom received new white aluminum frames.
     This was a difficult installation because the inside wood casing was smaller than the outside brick opening.  The existing windows were made of steel frames which were installed into the brick opening.  After the steel frame was installed, beautiful wood casing was applied to the interior openings and butt up against the steel frame.  From the inside the outer rim of the steel frame was not visible.
     Laws came and removed the steel frame window.  Laws made the new white aluminum frame to fit the inside wood casing.  An adapter aluminum frame was added to it on the outside to make it fit the brick size.  On the interior of the new white aluminum frame, the leaded, opalescent glass window was set.  On the exterior, Laws installed 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering.  Unlike the other windows, the transom was set into the existing wood frame.

Sign outside the church

View of the existing windows before the installation

 

View of the existing windows before installation

View of the existing windows from the inside

 

Existing window from the outside

Existing window from the inside

 

New white aluminum frame installed with the Lucite acrylic before the protective paper is removed.

Close-up of the frame installation

Another close-up of the frame installation from the interior

 

Close-up view of the frame before it is installed with the adapter frame attached to the outside.

Close-up of the frame installation on the outside (Note the protective paper has not been removed from the Lucite acrylic on the inside.)  Also, note the adapter frame that was added.

 

Opalescent glass window set into a white aluminum frame.  This window has no artwork or a memorial plate.

Close-up view of the window at the top

 

Close-up of the installation at the bottom

 

Opalescent glass window set into white aluminum frame

View of the transom from the inside

Opalescent glass window set into a new white aluminum frame

 

View of the opalescent glass windows from the inside

 

View of the new windows from the outside

1/4" Lucite acrylic installed as the protective covering

Opalescent glass window with 1/4" Lucite acrylic on the outside as the protective covering set into a white aluminum frame

Contact Information

Smith Grove Baptist Church

2707 Sandy Ridge Rd 

Colfax, NC 27235

(336) 668-0937

www.smithgrove.org


2707 Sandy Ridge Rd Colfax, NC 27235