Step 6: Attach the dutchman

power drill, dutchman, rotting window
Photo: Brian Wilder
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After drilling pilot holes into the patch, hold it in place with a couple of stainless steel trim screws driven just below the wood surface.

“Tip:” Try not to touch the sticky, uncured glue. It’s next to impossible to remove from skin and tools.
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    Tools List

    • folding A-square
      Square
    • utility knife
      Utility knife
    • ryoba saw
      Japanese handsaw
    • chisel
      Chisel
    • sand paper
      100- and 150-grit sandpaper

    Shopping List

    1. CEDAR REPLACEMENT PATCH
    (Note: Cedar is a rot resistant wood)

    2. POLYURETHANE GLUE

    3. STAINLESS STEEL TRIM SCREWS

    4. GLAZING PUTTY

    5. OIL-BASED PRIMER

    6. 100-PERCENT ACRYLIC PAINT