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In KeithAug's build log starting on page 34, post # 1020 and ending on page 37, post 1087, Keith deals with building skylights. While not exactly like your's his are close and a great examples. His build log is a tutorial on "how to" and well worth spending some time viewing. 

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1 hour ago, Gregory said:

For a simple approach I would try to build it pretty much like the instructions show.

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Then, in the areas I circled, you could fill it in with something like this:

 

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It will look just like glass..

Would you paint the wood underneath black??

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I like to work with Plexiglas/acrylic glass. As the name implies, it looks pretty much like glass. I have constructed skylights pretty much prototype fashion around a body assembled from thin pieces of Plexiglas. Essentially, the Plexiglas body is clad in wood. Plexiglas can be worked with the same tools as wood.

 

Since I have a mill, I cut solid cores from Plexiglas blocks and mill them to shape. The sides that are supposed to simulate glass panes are then ground flat and polished.

 

Another option would be to drop pieces of microscopy covering plates into the respective 'windows'. These covering plates are very thin (and fragile) and come in standard sizes of 18 mm x 18 mm and 22 mm x 22 mm, if my memory is correct. They can be scored with a writing diamond and then snapped to size.

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I like the look of mica.  You find it in craft stores and it is layered and you can easily peel off a bit and cut it with regular scissors. It looks brown when thick but the thin slices are very clear.  It gives a very nice period glass effect

 

something like

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On 6/19/2020 at 10:31 AM, Gregory said:

For a simple approach I would try to build it pretty much like the instructions show.

Skylight.jpg.582bd3ece0912ae68af4042cf5dd8203.jpg

 

Then, in the areas I circled, you could fill it in with something like this:

 

image.png.d1a0512d39ad78955f74842ecba485bf.png

 

It will look just like glass..

A test using the testors window maker. Think it looks ok

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