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Old 03-23-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Old wall was plaster, the window comes out 1" so 1/2" drywall is obviously not going to match up for trimming. Seems like numerous ways to handle this, what is the most common, or the right way to do it? The way I see it, I can double up on the sheetrock on this wall only.. or I can add something under the moldings to make up the thickness, so I end up with a thicker molding...

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You can trim the jamb back to almost flush with the new wall surface, or add a strip to the back of the trim to build it up so it lays correctly on the jamb. For me, I wouldn't double the sheetrock.

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When you say trim the jamb back, you mean just cut a 1/2inch off of it?
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If the wall wasn't too large I probably actually would consider doubling the drywall. My biggest concern would be making sure the outlets still sat correctly, but other than that as long as the seams don't line up at all I think it's a fairly easy solution, assuming you have to drywall anyway right?
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you could add a backband to the trim like the original probably had
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or I can add something under the moldings to make up the thickness, so I end up with a thicker molding... __________________
yep. thats the way to do it. some 3/4" stock by whatever the thickness you need to make up.
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I've trimmed them back with a router and a flush trim bit. Screw a temporary 1x3 along side of the jamb for the router to ride on. Trim the jamb back so it stands proud of the wall surface by about a 1/16". Then sand the face a little.
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Add furring to the window wall to bump it out to the desired depth you want. 1/2 " ply would do for the depth you state.
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Go get enough 1/2" ply to cut furring strips and tack them to the studs before you hang the drywall.
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I would either furr with 1/2" ply or plane the window jambs in place, or a combo of both is probably ideal. I've seen a few great finish carps hand plane the jamb extentions to just a hair above the plaster/drywall on remodel work. Seems like a foolproof method to me.
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You could also do the opposite of the drywall furring and fur the window mold. It will make it look super beefy.

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