The Return of Sweet Transoms

I could only stay away from these for so many weeks… Anyone ever notice how some of the really old ones tend to bubble a bit (sorta like the one below)? Can anyone explain why it happens?

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  • “bubbling”? what do you mean?

    • i assume he means the distortion.
      this happens because the lead solder of stained glass is not really all that strong. the sun hitting it on one side can cause this distortion over time. in pieces with so many solder lines like this one, a person could push it out of plane with their hands.
      settling of the house can cause it to “bubble” as well.

  • Anon is right, the lead isn’t structurally sound to hold up the weight of the glass over time, especially in the sun.

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