Majesta from Kolbe is a collection of large, double-hung windows for historic properties or converted warehouses. The made-to-order units are available in sizes up to 6' by 12' and are custom-made with balances matched to the size and weight of the sash, stile, and rail dimensions. Several types of divided lites are available, as are matching single-hung, radius, and cottage-style units. Hardware comes in brass, rustic umber, or satin nickel. Pine is the standard wood, but a range of optional species, including those certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, and aluminum are also available. kolbe-kolbe.com
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