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  1. #1
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    Default Picture framing a window

    As long as one allows for a reveal and measures properly, what would be wrong with assembling for mitered pieces of trim before nailing it in place? I would think this way would get you the best fit in the corner and also show all of the irregularities in the wallboard. Has anyone done it this way?

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    Default Re: Picture framing a window

    Can you re-phrase your question?

    I have some idea of you're asking, but I'm not sure.

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    Default Re: Picture framing a window

    To answer your question, yes. I have done it that way. However you must make sure the windows a square.

    Jack
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    Default Re: Picture framing a window

    Quote Originally Posted by dj1 View Post
    Can you re-phrase your question?

    I have some idea of you're asking, but I'm not sure.
    I want to trim a window with four pieces of mitered casing. No stool. Can I assemble the four pieces first?

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    Default Re: Picture framing a window

    you can absolutely do it that way. we do it that way on occasion to save time. but the window has to be square.

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    Default Re: Picture framing a window

    We tack the centers of the vertical pieces then measure the top. Cut the top piece then tack the center of the top piece. This allows us to adjust the verticals and top to match at each corner.

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    Default Re: Picture framing a window

    it can be done but it takes a few extra steps.. youll have to set up a work table large enough to support all 4 pieces. .you also should biscuit joint the mitres.. when your ready to assembel it. glue the biscuits in place and the mitres.. from there cross nail hte mitres and use mitre clamps if you have some until the glue sets. after a few hours take the clamps off and take the casing to thee window frame.. just be very careful no to knock the assembled casing because the glue joint can fail.. for this reason its easier just to assemble it in place on the window
    fire up the saw and make some dust

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