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Old 02-27-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Ok, we had a dining room that was all thick wood paneling that had to be crowbarred out. In the process, I destroyed the window stools/sills inside. I have never done a window before so I don't exactly know how they are structured. Here is a photo of the entire window as it stands now:


Here's a close-up of what used to be the sill.


It also had a peice layered above it, which you can see in the right window.


So I guess my question is what to do with this shattered/splintered piece. Is that the remainder of the stool or actually part of the window frame? Does it need to be removed? Anyone have any good websites showing how to replace or install a stool?


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Could you resize the picture?

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Could you resize the picture?
I just did - sorry. Didn't realize they were so huge.
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That's going to be fun. You have broken off what you need to attach the stool to.
I would use a Toe kick Saw to cut it even with the wall and add a jamb extention so you will have something to attach it to.
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That's going to be fun. You have broken off what you need to attach the stool to.
I would use a Toe kick Saw to cut it even with the wall and add a jamb extention so you will have something to attach it to.
I think a toe kick saw may solve another issue I have around a doorway... i'll look in to that further. Thanks.
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Now that I look at it again you may have to pull the windows and reframe the bottom trim. Or use an ossilating saw and cut it out the trim flush with the window frame.
It's broken off behond the wall.
Did you learn anything about the right way to remove window trim?
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A multi tool will help you with that repair---Harbor Freight has a good one--

Can you raise the new sill so that it butts against the vinyl window?

That would be easy--
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A multi tool will help you with that repair---Harbor Freight has a good one--

Can you raise the new sill so that it butts against the vinyl window?

That would be easy--
The existing one did butt up against the vinyl window. If you see that caulk line, that is what I cut. Are you saying to do something similar to what Joecaption said, to cut the existing piece flush to the wall and put a sill on top butted up against the window?

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Unless you add you cut it flush with the window fram and add a jamb extention to get it all back flush with the drywall what would you nail the stool to?
(the piece at the bottom of the window that sits horizontal is called a stool, the part under the window that's outside is called a stool.)
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Unless you add you cut it flush with the window fram and add a jamb extention to get it all back flush with the drywall what would you nail the stool to?
(the piece at the bottom of the window that sits horizontal is called a stool, the part under the window that's outside is called a stool.)
I may not have taken the picture well, the piece there is currently fully extended past the drywall. I can cut it back to be even with the drywall and that would leave about an inch of wood to nail the stool to if i layed it on top. I'm not sure that's enough support but that's what I'd have.
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outside is a sill

cut back flush but why an extension on the stool Joe?
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I may not have taken the picture well, the piece there is currently fully extended past the drywall. I can cut it back to be even with the drywall and that would leave about an inch of wood to nail the stool to if i layed it on top. I'm not sure that's enough support but that's what I'd have.

add an apron under the stool and your good to go
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Look close at the pictures. Looks like the bottom framing in a few spots is broken almost up to the window.
I'm thinking without a jamb extention to get the rough flush again with the rock the only thing that would be keeping it from tipping would be the aprion and in most cases it's only 1/2" thick.
I'm not suggesting extending the stool, just the rough framing to give it more surface area so it does not tip if someone leans on it.
I hope that makes since.
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Look close at the pictures. Looks like the bottom framing in a few spots is broken almost up to the window.
I'm thinking without a jamb extention to get the rough flush again with the rock the only thing that would be keeping it from tipping would be the aprion and in most cases it's only 1/2" thick.
I'm not suggesting extending the stool, just the rough framing to give it more surface area so it does not tip if someone leans on it.
I hope that makes since.
I can see what you are talking about now in the picture that I posted. I do not have less than 1" at any point. I am going to try to cut it flush to the sheet rock with a multi tool and then attempt to mount a stool on what's there.

I appreciate the help so much, everyone.

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