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Old 06-24-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hi,

I want to add some trim to the windows in our family room, and I'm wondering what to do about the bullnose corners. Top left of the attached picture is the current bullnose corner, plus the stool and apron.

Top right is what I would like the trim to look like. I was thinking of adding some 1/4 ply to the inside of the trim, with a rabbet cut into the casing. Would this work, or is there a better (and easier) way to accomplish this?

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I'd love to answer your post but I can only read half of it due to a bunch of ads in the way. This new forum sucks!

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Old 06-24-2013, 08:11 PM   #3
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It would be a big help if you posted a real picture of what you have, not a drawing.
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Is there not enough room for a 3/4" extension jamb?
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Remove the Sheetrock surround and then trim it all out with 1x stock.

All I see here is you shopping for a solution to skip a step. In the end you'll work harder just to do it wrong imo.
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OK, just typed out my whole response, and then closed the browser window before posting it. Time for bed methinks.

Why would I simply rip out the drywall and replace it, when I can engineer an 'elegant' solution involving close-tolerance rabbets, thin-gauge ply, awkward cuts and difficult fits?

I guess it was a late night last night too when I was chewing this over. Apologies for the dumb question!

So I should:

1) Score around window to prevent excessive drwall tearing.
2) Pull off the apron and stool, then the drywall at the sides and top of the window.
3) Replace drywall, leaving the cut edges flush with the existing wall surface.
4) Install new stool and apron.
5) Install new side casing, lapping it over the new drywall.
6) Install frieze board and trim at the top of the window.
7) Caulk / spackle and paint.
8) Post results to forum?

Is that about right? Is there a preference as to1x stock material, e.g. fibreboard / PVC etc

Thanks again for all your help guys!

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You're not replacing the drywall with more drywall, you're replacing it with a wood surround. The idea is to maintain the same reveal around the window frame.

Also if you leave the rock and do the plywood thing you rob yourself of decent nailing on the inside edge for the casing.
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Update:

I know, not the most ambitious project around, but since I'd asked about it on the forums I thought I should at least post pics, as I think that in terms of bang-per-buck the results were great! For $80 worth of trim materials, I think the window framing has made a huge improvement to the room.

I pulled off all the drywall around the window, including the bull-nosing, and stripped everything back to the studs. Then it was simply a case of adding 1x MDF moldings and some simple crown molding, fill all the gaps and paint.

Thanks for everyones help. The only problem now is that the swimbo wants all the other windows doing too! Anyone offering to help with that one?
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Looking good.
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The only problem now is that the swimbo wants all the other windows doing too! Anyone offering to help with that one?
The swimbo? Haha. Never heard that one before. Good job on the trim.
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Can't help on the rest of them, but the ones you've done so far look good.
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Can't help on the rest of them...
Why not? You wouldn't rather be doing something else, would you?

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