Back in March I posted a piece about muntins. Window muntins. It was about its being a new word to me, encountered in a much-loved book. It’s become, that post, the number one driver of traffic to this blog. That’s the way stuff can go, I guess. Not for my wistful wit or circular references of nostalgia, or toilet talk even, but brothers and sisters in DIY, pretty much all from the States, googling for windowy enlightenment, and with it a high chance of a clicked moment’s detour down Fisher Lane.

What most online Muntineers are searching for it seems, is to understand the difference between a muntin and a mullion. A lot of the time the search term appears to be ‘Muntin vs Mullion’, which sounds intriguingly like a legal case, or a Scottish football fixture.

Embracing, and abundantly, ‘that’s the way stuff can go’, blogwise, here’s a mullion explained too. Apologies the mullion illustrated is strangely off-beam (I was a little distracted reading about an upcoming increase in our Sky TV subscription, it being paper recycling today), but it kind of helps to identify it, the mullion, in the mix.

Mullion – the bit that separates two parts of a window. Muntins being the bits that separate the little panes of glass. (The scallions are incidental.)

© Steve Mitchell, Fisher Lane, 2012


About Stevie Mitchell

I come from a long line of cartoons and beer. I was once peed on by a tiger. Hoping the resultant super-powers are yet to come, cos if these are they, then, grrrr....
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