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Old 10-09-2011, 08:45 AM   #1
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I want to add casing to some windows that were built in with drywall. I don't want to have to rip out the drywall and 'really' case them, so can I just add case molding around the edges and then paint the inside of the window semi-gloss white to match the trim? Standard practice? Do you also try and add a reveal by offsetting the casing off the edge of the drywall or is this generally impossible in this application because of the varied straightness of drywall edges?

It's smooth drywall and these windows will not have any shutters installed in them. The windows with shutters already have casing which was installed with the shutters.

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You CAN do almost anything you want. Whether it will satisfy you or not is another story. This is only my opinion, but what you are proposing to do will not look very good.

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I've done it in the past. The reveal is a must, especially if the corner bead is questionable. You'll want the legs to be plumb and the head level, or as close as is practical with the bead situation. In any case, it should at least look straight to the eye.
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Do be careful if you are using a brad nailer--the corner bead is metal --if the nails go straight in they will usually pierce the metal----however some will bend and fish hook---nailing your finger tips--

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noone: If I were you I would remove the drywall "casing" and replace it with wood.

IMO it would very likely look better, and it will certainly stand up to any possible knocks in future. The cost would really be minimal, and you would have something solid to nail your outside trim to.
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in regards to shooting the corner bead,, if its plastic theres a good chance the nails will cause the skim coat to explode.. its why i hate plastic corner bead. especially in reno situations... sometimes the nail wont draw the trim to the wall so you have to shoot closer to the corner for it to hold

dont even get me started on steel stud
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in regards to shooting the corner bead,, if its plastic theres a good chance the nails will cause the skim coat to explode.. its why i hate plastic corner bead. especially in reno situations... sometimes the nail wont draw the trim to the wall so you have to shoot closer to the corner for it to hold

dont even get me started on steel stud
It seems we might have had the same experiences in the past!
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noone: If I were you I would remove the drywall "casing" and replace it with wood.

IMO it would very likely look better, and it will certainly stand up to any possible knocks in future. The cost would really be minimal, and you would have something solid to nail your outside trim to.
I guess I better remove the drywall and do it right. I'm a ways off until we start this anyways.

Now I'm wondering if the shutters I am buying and will be installed in 6 weeks should be installed by removing the drywall as well. I believe they are going to be installed as one big frame complete with molding nailed over the drywall. I dont think they do this anyways but just wondering.

Thanks for the advice.
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I guess I better remove the drywall and do it right. I'm a ways off until we start this anyways.

Now I'm wondering if the shutters I am buying and will be installed in 6 weeks should be installed by removing the drywall as well. I believe they are going to be installed as one big frame complete with molding nailed over the drywall. I dont think they do this anyways but just wondering.

Thanks for the advice.
A picture would help here...

What I think you are saying is that the shutters will be made to fit the opening, is that right? If so, I would have the drywall out of there in a heartbeat. Make sure they get the measurement back to the framing.
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A picture would help here...

What I think you are saying is that the shutters will be made to fit the opening, is that right? If so, I would have the drywall out of there in a heartbeat. Make sure they get the measurement back to the framing.
I called them. They took the measurements from the drywall edges. End result will be the same regardless if it is a drywall or wood jamb- they build the shutter with it's own built in frame and install in opening. Good to go.
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I called them. They took the measurements from the drywall edges. End result will be the same regardless if it is a drywall or wood jamb- they build the shutter with it's own built in frame and install in opening. Good to go.
Understood, but I wonder if you removed the drywall if they could'nt make their opening 1" bigger.

Not sure if the extra 1" would add much more light, just a thought.
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After you trim out with wood you lose ”.

I’d find out the exact size of the shutters before modifying anything.
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After you trim out with wood you lose .

Id find out the exact size of the shutters before modifying anything.
1/2 an inch on each side Ron...1" all together.

Yes, if the company has started to make the shutters, I wouldn't bother to change anything.
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1/2 an inch on each side Ron...1" all together.

Yes, if the company has started to make the shutters, I wouldn't bother to change anything.
You're taking away ” of Sheetrock then your adding ” of wood on each side so you lose ” from the finished opening that the shutters were measured for.
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You're taking away of of Sheetrock then your adding of wood on each side so you lose from the finished opening that the shutters were measured for.
Oh, I see your line of thinking now. Yes, most folks would buy 3/4" from the building supplier.

Actually, I wouldn't do that, I would use 1/2" wood...but since I'm not doing it I guess it's up to noone to decide.

Don't forget that I machine all my own wood, so if I need 1/2" then that's what I make.

No argument with your logic though!

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