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Old 11-17-2011, 08:05 AM   #1
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I recently framed a new window in an existing 2x4 wall. I want to install an interior window sill, but I do not have framing to rest it on. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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Window casing around the surround and the stool can be tacked into that.
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Window casing around the surround and the stool can be tacked into that.
So I should make up the trim, nail it all together and then hang on the wall?
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I recently framed a new window in an existing 2x4 wall. I want to install an interior window sill, but I do not have framing to rest it on. Does anyone have any thoughts?
Then what’s the window sitting on?

Your framing should look like this, if it doesn’t then you need to correct it before you trim the window.

The only exception to this pic is that a solid header may not be necessary if the wall is not load bearing.
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So I should make up the trim, nail it all together and then hang on the wall?
That would be pretty difficult... It sounds like you are talking about a stool board (the interior trim "sill") as WoW mentioned. If you put on an apron (an upside down piece of casing under the stool), the stool can rest on that and be tacked down... That is if I am understanding your question correctly.
..Is the window installed? Did you pull it in flush with the drywall? If so, a better option would be to "picture frame" the casing on all four sides and have no stool. Otherwise, if you are trying to match other windows, you can fake one the way I mentioned above.

As mentioned, a pic would be great.
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I had windows that were installed flush with the drywall. The installers offered to "picture frame" them. I wanted a sill (stool), so I told them not to bother. I made molding out of 1x3 to match my (metal) door casings. For the apron, I routed the "inside" profile on a 1x4 edge and turned the moulding upside down (like HomeSealed said) Then, I bullnosed a piece of 1x for the stool and attached it at a right angle to the apron with my biscuit joiner and glue. Nailed the apron to the wall. Then installed the sides and top molding with mitered top corners. Came out great, and the glued and biscuited stool have been plenty strong for all the knick-knacks and decorations my wife needs on 'em.

If I remember correctly, the Home Depot book (Trim 123?) was quite helpful.
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I had windows that were installed flush with the drywall. The installers offered to "picture frame" them. I wanted a sill (stool), so I told them not to bother. I made molding out of 1x3 to match my (metal) door casings. For the apron, I routed the "inside" profile on a 1x4 edge and turned the moulding upside down (like HomeSealed said) Then, I bullnosed a piece of 1x for the stool and attached it at a right angle to the apron with my biscuit joiner and glue. Nailed the apron to the wall. Then installed the sides and top molding with mitered top corners. Came out great, and the glued and biscuited stool have been plenty strong for all the knick-knacks and decorations my wife needs on 'em.

If I remember correctly, the Home Depot book (Trim 123?) was quite helpful.
Sounds like a nice job!
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The widow is framed properly. Here are some pic to help explain.
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I like the idea about putting the apron on first. I will try that
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Thanks for all the good suggestions
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Good Luck!

Post up some pictures when you are done.

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