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Old 04-08-2012, 02:40 PM   #1
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Wood window liner, no casing


I am replacing aluminum frame windows with vinyl windows. These are a "new construction" replacement window since siding will be removed as well as the wood window liner (jamb). The existing wood liner meets the drywall with a clean edge, no casing. This was a common practice in our area in the 1970's. We actually like the look and would like to do the same with the new windows.
I am not sure of the procedure for this. It appears the wood liner is held back about 1/16 from being flush with the drywall and then mudded flush to a nice 90 degree corner. Should the joint be taped? I have cased out many windows in wood over the years but this is my first experience with this. Any input or experience you have with this would be appreciated.

Also, a couple windows we don't want so we will be filling those in. Is it necessary to remove the wood window liners prior to framing up the window opening? Should the new drywall meet the old drywall? There is no metal corner involved and the liner/drywall corners seem nice and flat. I just don't want the old outline of the window hole to show when the job is done.

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I am replacing aluminum frame windows with vinyl windows. These are a "new construction" replacement window since siding will be removed as well as the wood window liner (jamb). The existing wood liner meets the drywall with a clean edge, no casing. This was a common practice in our area in the 1970's. We actually like the look and would like to do the same with the new windows.
I am not sure of the procedure for this. It appears the wood liner is held back about 1/16 from being flush with the drywall and then mudded flush to a nice 90 degree corner. Should the joint be taped? I have cased out many windows in wood over the years but this is my first experience with this. Any input or experience you have with this would be appreciated.

Also, a couple windows we don't want so we will be filling those in. Is it necessary to remove the wood window liners prior to framing up the window opening? Should the new drywall meet the old drywall? There is no metal corner involved and the liner/drywall corners seem nice and flat. I just don't want the old outline of the window hole to show when the job is done.

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You can use metal outside corners or for a far better look but a little tricker use round plactic outside corners to trim out the window frames.
I would never just tape over the outside corner!

There called jambs not liners, and yes you need to remove them, the hole gets framed in, then insulations added.
The framings need so you will have a place to attach the sheetrock to.

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