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Old 05-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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Hi there, I have some windows installed in my basement that look like this:

http://i.imgur.com/MvRgJjA.jpg

I have finished drywalling, and painting. But i'm not sure what to do with the window sill. Do I put drywall there? Or a jamb? Or something else? And what do I do with the edge that is touching the window? Some caulking?

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Old 05-25-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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That's up to you on how you want it to look.
Could be done with all 1X clear pine in the jambs and just picture framed with casing.
A wider piece of pine cut out wide enough to make a stool (the inside is called a stool, the outside is a sill) some pine in the jambs, an aprin then casing on three sides.

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Old 05-25-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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OK, sounds good. What do I put in the gaps between the jamb and the window?
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Usually I build a plywood box the width needed. use shims on sides, bottom and top and nail into place. Then trim like a regular window.
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Have also seen drywall on top and sides with wood (stained or painted) on the bottom and sticking out past, like the old windows.
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