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  Church Stained Glass Windows

Stained Glass Windows at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Jarratt, VA

     In 2006, Laws Stained Glass Studios installed (8) opalescent glass windows at Chapel Hill Baptist Church in Jarratt, VA.  The six main sanctuary windows (size 40" wide x 83" high with a gothic top) contained a 12" round hand-stained symbol and a memorial plate.  The one large window (size 73" wide x 120" high with a gothic top) was made into a double lancet window with 12" round symbols and memorial plates on both sides and a cross at the top.  The transom (size 48" wide x 44" high with a gothic top) received a scroll with the church name on it. 
     Laws Stained Glass Studios removed the existing wood sashes and covered over the existing wood frame with thick aluminum framing material (an adapter).  The aluminum framing material is more expensive than flashing, but it can be bent to make a smooth covering at the top.  On the exterior, Laws installed 1/4" Lucite acrylic as the protective covering.  On top of this "adapter" material, Laws installed a new dark bronze aluminum frame.  On the interior, the opalescent glass window is set and on the exterior 1/4" Lucite SAR (extra mar-resistant) acrylic is installed as the protective covering.  The transom was installed into the existing wood frame without a new aluminum frame. 

View of the existing windows before the installation

Close-up of the existing window on the inside

View of the existing large window before the installation

 

View of an existing sash removed with just the wood frame left

One row of dark bronze aluminum stop set to the brick

Close-up of the thick aluminum framing material used as flashing

 

Another view of the thick aluminum framing used as flashing

Close-up of the thick aluminum framing used as flashing.  Note how smooth it is around the curved part at the top.  Normal flashing material has to be notched or put up in sections that lap over one another.

 

View of the dark bronze aluminum frame set on top of the flashed wood frame.  Opalescent glass window is set on the inside and 1/4" Lucite SAR acrylic is on the outside.

View of the large window from the outside.  Note that the Y-shaped wood frame was removed and the perimeter wood frame was flashed.

 

Opalescent glass window with 12" round symbol and a memorial plate

This double lancet window has (2) 12" round symbols and (2) memorial plates.

 

Opalescent glass window with a 12" round symbol and a memorial plate.  Note how the dark bronze aluminum frame was set into the wood casing leaving the facing board in tact.

Laws' worker inspecting the window

Close-up of the opalescent glass window with a 12" symbol of "The Ten Commandments"

 

Transom from the inside

View of the windows from the outside after the installation

Opalescent glass transom from the outside with 1/4" Lucite SAR acrylic as the protective covering

Contact Information

Chapel Hill Baptist Church

25307 Blue Star Hwy 

Jarratt, VA  23867

(434) 535-0905


25307 Blue Star Hwy Jarratt, VA 23867