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Old 11-12-2012, 10:11 AM   #1
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Basement Window Trim - Uneven Sides


Putting some finishing touches on my Basement remodel and had a question about trimming out my windows.

My two small egress windows are right up against a protruding "display wall", and fairly high on the finished wall framing and close to the drop ceiling track. While the picture below is from before the drywall went up, hopefully its enough to give a rough idea. I've already made my jamb extensions.

There is only about an inch of space for trim on the top and side, whereas there is a larger gap on the bottom and opposite side.

My question is what is the best way to trim this window out? I'm thinking having normal wider trim on the bottom/side and have it directly return into the ceiling/display wall. Then on the thinner sides, just rip flat stock.

How would this look, and would there be a better solution?


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Just add shims to the rough framing where there needed so the exposures will all be even.
Simple strips of OSB will work.

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Just add shims to the rough framing where there needed so the exposures will all be even.
Simple strips of OSB will work.
I thought about that too, however that would likely require patching some drywall to get the gap smaller on the bottom/side. Up against the "display wall" I really only have about 3/4".
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I use the jamb of the window and how much the extension sits onto the jamb as the guide and shim around the outer edges of the extension to the rough framing. let any difference amongst the 4 differing jambs be behind the extensions...
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