Framing in the gable end windows was a great way to kick off the new year. The first order of business was to layout and rip in the rabbet cuts for the glass panels into the rafter truss logs. This was no small feat to do however but provided a good opportunity for some creative problem solving.
Next I cut and notched in the 4x4's that divided each half of the gable end into 4 nice right triangles. These 4 by 4's were notched 2" deep into the truss logs to get their front surfaces flush (or slightly behind) to the front surfaces of the logs.
Next it was time to cut rabbets into each side of the 4x4's for the glass. The cuts would be made so as to leave a 2" wide strip of wood between each glass panel. These cuts would be ripped on the table saw.