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I’m so glad I insisted on marble window sills for the new dining room windows! They look amazing. I had my heart set on marble but we had to go cheap. So we bought two door sills for $10 each. And then came the sawing. We didn’t have the necessary equipment or blades to saw marble. But I don’t give up easy. So I walked into the workshop and eyed up the straightest blade I could find.
He didn’t believe it could be done but I picked up that old rusty saw and asked God to bless that blade. And then I sat down and began.
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Here I am later. Wow, great progress, huh?

Still sawing...

Still sawing…


How about even later?
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It took three full hours of constant sawing to make that single vertical cut! I used my right hand. Then my left hand. Then my left hand held my right hand… Just short of involving my feet, I completed the cut.
Dedicated? Determined. Obsessed? Maybe a little insane?
After 3 entire hours of non-stop cutting I had to rest a day. But my husband said I inspired him so he turned on the tv and made the other 7 cuts. Where there is a will, there is always a way!
Our beautiful, hand-cut, marble window sills.

Our beautiful, hand-cut, marble window sills.


To install, we used a strong construction adhesive, Loctite Power Grab.
Squeezing out the heavy-duty construction adhesive to place the sills.

Squeezing out the heavy-duty construction adhesive to place the sills.


and then pressed the sill in place.
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Isn’t this beautiful?
The marble sill pressed in place.

The marble sill pressed in place.


A completely unexpected effect – seeing reflection of the sky above in the sills! Wow, I would have chosen marble if I had known that would happen. But this was completely serendipitous. When the sun hits the sill, it casts light on the ceiling too, just one more way we have introduced light to the formerly dark room. I love how the trees can be seen in the marble too.
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