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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2013

    Post wainscoting and outlet boxes

    I intend to install wainscoting in my dining room. Presently, the room is traditionally finished with 1/2" sheet rock and electrical outlet boxes were appropriately installed to the rough framing prior to the installation of the sheet rock. Now the wainscoting will extend the finish surface of the wall another 1/2" beyond the face of the existing. What is the appropriate solution to 'extending' the electrical boxes to make them compatable with the new finish surface of the wall?

    Thank you

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Northern Virginia

    Default Re: wainscoting and outlet boxes

    With a box extender of course. They make them inappropriate increments of depth for every need. Smallest I have seen is 1/4"
    Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Houston, TX

    Default Re: wainscoting and outlet boxes

    The orange big box has extenders that go to and depth. They are thin plastic that you simply push in as far as needed. They work great and are fairly inexpensive.

    All you will have to do is remove the receptacle/switch, pass the box right over and screw back down.
    It's this old house, not this built after your dad was born house.

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