Window won’t stay up? Here’s the easy fix for a window that won’t stay open. Make a cheap DIY window prop stick using simple tools and scrap wood!
What do you do when your window won’t stay up? Make a simple window prop stick! This is an easy beginner DIY project that can be made in a few minutes. All you need is a piece of scrap wood and a handsaw, jigsaw or bandsaw.
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Window Won’t Stay Up
My aunt and I love old stuff. Old houses, old furniture, and old tools. We also love visiting historic places. On a recent trip, we spotted these antique window prop sticks.
Use a Prop Stick When Window Won’t Stay Up
What is window prop stick? It’s an old-time solution for a window that won’t stay open. It fits between the window frame and window sill to hold the window up. The stepped design allows the window to be opened at different heights.
I love the simple design of that antique window prop stick. It really speaks to me because I have an old house with old windows. And some of the old windows don’t want to stay up.
I knew I had to share this project with you as soon as I saw that window prop stick sitting on the window sill of the museum!
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What DIY Skills Do You Need?
This window prop stick is a simple solution for a window that won’t stay up and it’s simple to make. This a great beginner DIY project because it doesn’t require any previous woodworking experience.
What Kind of Saw Do You Need?
We only need one tool to make a window prop stick. That one tool is a saw. Well, I guess technically we need two tools because we’ll also need a tape measure.
One of my favorite saws to use is the bandsaw. So that’s the saw I used to make my window prop stick.
No worries if you don’t have a bandsaw. We can also use an inexpensive handsaw or jigsaw to make the cuts for the window prop stick.
What Kind of Wood Can You Use?
We can use just about any type of wood for this project. We could use woods like poplar, oak, cherry, etc.
The best part is this project doesn’t require much wood. Which makes it a great way to use up scrap wood.
I usually build my projects with pine. Which means I have a bunch of pine scrap wood laying around. So I used pine to make my window prop stick.
How to Make a Window Prop Stick
1×4 piece of scrap wood about 13-½” long
Step 1. Cut the Wood to Length
Cut a 1×4 piece of scrap wood to 13-½”.
Step 2. Cut the Steps
Layout the location of the steps using the diagram below.
Then use a handsaw, jigsaw or bandsaw to cut the steps.
Step 3. Finish the Window Prop Stick
Sand the prop stick smooth. We can leave the prop stick raw or apply a few coats of paint.
What do you do when your window won’t stay up? Make a simple window prop stick! This is an easy DIY project that can be made in a few minutes. All you need is a piece of scrap wood and a hand saw, jig saw or bandsaw.
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