Today’s Window Word: Bead

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Bead: Also called sticking, this is a molding or stop placed around a window frame to hold the glass in place by pressure.

In traditional woodworking, a bead is typically a rounded shape cut into a square edge to soften the edge and provide some protection against splitting. Beads can be simple round shapes, or more complex patterns.

Here are some common sticking profiles used for traditional wood window beads:

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Ovolo and Ogee are the most common traditional bead profiles.

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