Well, we've got a broken window and we want to secure it against the elements and to stop
any broken glass falling out and being dangerous. So what I'm going to do is get a bit of ply
and then offer it up to the window and screw it in place.
We'll need to use safety glasses, some safety gloves, tape measure, a circular saw and then
we'll be using a drill. So now that I've got all the tools for the job, I'll set myself
up so that I can start measuring and cutting some timber. Always make sure we have our
safety glasses on and some hand protection. We're going to measure the window frame, so
that we can screw it into the timber around the window. So we've got a 900 drop and we'll
measure 770 across the width. We'll measure one of the cuts and we'll just gently run
a pencil line down there to give us a guide. So now I'm going to do our first cut, but
before we do any cutting, it's always good to put your ear muffs on because it can get
Now, we're going to measure up the height and then cut that one accordingly. We've just
got to reposition the timber making sure that your saw horses are out of the way of the
cut. Now that the panel is cut to size, we can offer it up to the window and see how
we've gone. And that fits in place just right. So now we'll pre-drill it with a few pilot
holes and that way the screws will go in nice and easy. To pre-drill the panel, we're going
to do it just on three sides and if we go in 20 mil from each side of our panel that
should be just enough to fit the screws in just right.
We'll mark out 20 mil on the edge of our panels and if you hold your finger and the pencil,
so that it just touches that mark, and if you're nice and steady, you can just draw
a nice 20 mil line all the way down the edge of the panel. But you must always use gloves,
because you'll get splinters if you don't.
Once we've drilled the pilot holes, we'll put in the Philips head driver and then we'll
offer up the panel and install it in place. And that's the panel in place, all secured.