Framing a LARGE foil Project
(Fort Bragg, NC)
I have just been commissioned to build my first church window - not too large, thank God! It is an arch that will go over the church door, 6' wide and 3' tall at the highest point. Now, I am planning to use foil and reinforce with restrip with probably 2 horizontal and 2 vertical strips. I am not sure about what to use for framing? My usual choice for anything non-straight line is lead, but this one is way too large to use something this soft. I do not have a a came bending jig to use regular zinc, but I hear that there is bendable zinc available - would that be strong enough to frame something that big? Any other suggestions from experts? HELP, please!!!! :))))Answer
Unfortunately I can't help you with a zinc question, as we never use it. We use lead for anything we construct, and we have made quite a few windows as large to much larger than the one you will be constructing.
Perhaps someone reading this can give you advice about zinc. If so, their answer will be in the comments section below.