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Photo shows how extending a kitchen or dining room window sill to 15" provides a serving shelf. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 56

Shelf to widen a windowsill for plants or knicknacks is made from 1x8 pine lumber and cove molding. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 75, 154

Tip on using melamine-covered particle board as the sill, side jambs, and head jamb for replacement vinyl windows.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 7

Fixing (rejuvenating) wood window sills can be more economical than complete replacement.
COST CUTS Nov 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 5

Simple window shelf mounts on the inside just below the sill and serves to hold plants, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 79, 145

How to repair weather-worn window sills with plastic.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #83 Dec 1964 (v.14#6) pg. 61

How to replace a wooden window sill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 48

How to trim windows. Installing a window sill. Working with trim molding.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #275 Jan 1987 (v.37#1) pg. 38

Restore a rotted windowsill using wood hardener and epoxy wood putty.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #355 Feb 1995 (v.45#2) pg. 18

How to fix a bad spot in a windowsill without replacing the entire sill.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 12

How to clad a weathered windowsill with sheet metal.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #403 Nov 1999 (v.49#10) pg. 20

Technique for installing the jambs of pre-hung doors and the extension jambs and sills of windows.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #58 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 26

Protecting and repairing windowsills.
HANDY ANDY Jan 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 11

Repairing rotten wood siding, window sill, porch post, deck post, etc.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1988 (v.13#5) pg. 58
Added Info HOMEOWNER Oct 1988 (v.13#8) pg. 7

Make window sills easier to maintain by covering them with Formica.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #486 Nov 1968 (v.64) pg. 67

How to restore rotted window sills.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1974 (v.2#8) pg. 2

How to remove a rotten windowsill and replace it with a new one.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1980 (v.8#1) pg. 7

Curing ailing sills. Two methods for repairing weatherbeaten window sills.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1994 (v.22#2) pg. 50
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.22#4) pg. 8
Added Info OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1994 (v.22#5) pg. 10

Tip shows how to replace wood sills in below-grade basement windows with concrete.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.24#6) pg. 16

Vinyl baseboard trim can be used to cover windowsills and give them a "marble" look.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 148

Slate your sills. How to cover windowsills with slate tiles.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1981 (v.219#6) pg. 118

How to make an oak windowsill that slips over an existing aluminum one.
SUNSET Jun 1986 (v.176#6) pg. 162

Tips on making replacement window boards (windowsills). Both conventional and "Shaker-style" attachment are shown.
WOODWORKER Feb 1987 (v.91#2) pg. 136
Added Info WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 442

Wearproof your window sills.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 36