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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Fixing Window Jamb Extensions

    I searched the forum and did not find quite what I need, but his thread was the closest, so here is my problem:

    I just bought a new home last fall, and am finishing my basement (learning as I go). I now need to make and install window jam extensions for my vinyl (Anderson) windows. I have found several sources discribing how to prebuild a picture fram or box. While these discriptions mention that the depth from drywall to window should be even, mine are not, with up to a 1/4 innch variance from top to bottom, and there is not room to add an additional "shoe plate". I barely know how to run a table saw, moreless rip boards on an angle. Is there a simple (or not so simple) solution? [Or do I need to call my builder to fix (rehang) the windows?]

    Thank you for your help and insight in advance.
    ~Donnie B

  2. #12
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    Default Re: Fixing Window Jamb Extensions

    If it is a small gap and you are painting the frame. Build your picture frame, install frame, fill gap with paint-able caulk and smooth. Not the proper way but if done right it should be almost invisible.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  3. #13
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    Default Re: Fixing Window Jamb Extensions

    Quote Originally Posted by JLMCDANIEL View Post
    If it is a small gap and you are painting the frame. Build your picture frame, install frame, fill gap with paint-able caulk and smooth. Not the proper way but if done right it should be almost invisible.
    Jack
    Unfortuately, the jamb extentions are oak and going to be stained to match the rest of the trim work. Also, if I 'split the difference' leaving 1/8" or so short (and 1/8" extending past the drywall) this would leave 1/8" to fill with stainable caulk. (Is this alot, it seems like it to me, but I can be "picky".)

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    Default Re: Fixing Window Jamb Extensions

    A natural wood finish I would want done correctly. The easiest would be to build up the jambs. The proper use of a table saw or router and sled would be best. However you could hold the extensions up and scrib them , then cut them with a jig saw and sand to size.
    Jack
    Be sure you live your life, because you are a long time dead.-Scottish Proverb

  5. #15
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    Default Re: Fixing Window Jamb Extensions

    Thank you both for your help. I have the original builder coming back to look at it, and will (if needed) try JLMCDANIEL's technique. Thank you again.

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