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vanynh 08-04-2011 09:38 AM

help: Finishing window (pictures)
 
I am wondering how I could go about finishing my basement window. I am a first time renovator and am looking to tackle this job by myself. I am fairly handy with a access to the tools needed to finish the job.

After some research I read some different responses on how to finish it, but have finally been able to snap some pictures to get maybe a more detailed answer from the community. I am familiar of how to case the window I am mainly wondering how I would go about filling the gap between the frame and the lip of the window.

Anyways I will just post pictures from now and see where that goes. I appreciate all the input and help you all can give me.

http://i51.tinypic.com/fcqwwg.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/ayncap.jpg

Broughton 08-04-2011 09:41 AM

If you are talking about the area over the insulation I think it would look best to Sheetrock it.

DannyT 08-04-2011 10:03 AM

either sheetrock like Broughton said or make jamb extensions and trim it out

kwikfishron 08-04-2011 10:16 AM

Remove the existing jamb and build a new one that comes out flush with the sheetrock if you’re just simply going to picture frame the trim.

vanynh 08-04-2011 11:49 AM

So if I sheet rock it, won't it be like 1 step down from the current window sill? Will I have to raise the sheet rock up somehow? like lay a piece of mdf or something all around and then sheet rock on top of that?

Or am I to tuck the sheet rock tight under the gaps between the edge of the window and the sheetrock?

Does this make sense?

Thanks for all the replies so far!

DannyT 08-04-2011 01:08 PM

the windows in my house were drywalled on the inside but had marble sills on the bottom. where the drywall met the windows they installed small trim around 3 sides but i ripped all that out to put jambs in and trim around them because they looked so plain. but the drywall and molding would work in your case.

Broughton 08-04-2011 01:13 PM

I would just but the drywall up to the jamb and the caulk and paint the joint, very clean looking. There will be a small reveal but I think it would look fine.

kwikfishron 08-04-2011 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Broughton (Post 700254)
I would just but the drywall up to the jamb and the caulk and paint the joint, very clean looking. There will be a small reveal but I think it would look fine.

:eek:

You’re kidding, right. :laughing:

Broughton 08-04-2011 01:49 PM

I wasn't but now I want to act like I was! Did I suggest a technical or aesthetic faux pas?

vanynh 08-04-2011 02:21 PM

sooo up to the jamb or slide it right under?


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