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Window awning



My kitchen windows get A LOT of sunlight and I was in need of creating window treatments that wouldn’t close my backyard view (as would happen with curtains). That is when we decided on making these window awnings to soften the bright sun rays.

We made these wood awnings using the following materials:
– 1×1 wood
– 2×4 wood
– 4×1/4 wood
– Spar urethane spray
-hinges and metal decor

I haven’t provided measurements or quantities as it depends on the window’s length and height.

Below are pictures of our process:

The side piece is a 2×4 while the middle pieces are 1×1.
Used a 1X1 piece to evenly space the middle pieces apart.
IMG_4573 On the sides, middle and top we added 4×1/4 wood.


Torched the wood for dark color effect.


We sprayed the wood awnings with Spar Urethane (a protective clear finish for exterior or interior wood exposed to sunlight, water, or temperature changes).

We added three hinges to the top of the awning. And added metal frames under the awnings (which were originally flower hangers :).IMG_4567


We loved the end result and are looking into incorporating it in more windows (we have quite a few!) 🙂


Thank you for stopping by!

Best wishes,