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Is it possible to change to look of old exterior windows by removing the center horizontal muntin on a 1940-1950’s split 2 pane window? I would like to remove the divider, remove both pieces of glass, and inset a solid piece of glass, so I no longer have a divided pane. These muntins are solid wood, not fake. They look like this (this photo is NOT my house)...

https://retrorenovation.com/2011/05/09/replacement-windows-for-a-1950s-house/

This old window style really dates the house (it’s cape cod style) and I only need to do the 2 windows that face the street.

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Most windows like that were built as an assembly with finger joints or other connections. It's not easy to remove a single component. You'll probably need to remove the glass and cut the muntins off, then mill them to the shape of the stiles to which they attach.

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In addition to the work involved, keep in mind that you will still have single-pane windows. Once you are going to all that trouble, it may make sense to have a window company build modern (e.g., at least double-pane) replacement windows. These companies are used to measuring and building exactly what is needed - as long as it is a rectangle, they can do it pretty easily. The only catch is that the frame may end up being a different material or style from what you currently have. If that is a historic preservation issue then even removing the muntins may be prohibited. But if that is not a historic preservation issue then full window replacement really does make sense.

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