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Gaps between window jamb extensions and original jambs!
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I had to build window jamb extensions when I added 2x4 framing. Problem is that the originaljambs were not plumb so there is a uneven gap between the old and the new. How can I properlyclose this gap…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kari Dunn Apr 7.

 

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Kari Dunn replied to Frances Reay's discussion Gaps between window jamb extensions and original jambs!
"I just had my first go at making extension jambs for a window and doorway to a closet...please post some pics of yours!! "
Apr 7
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Oct 18, 2011
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Oct 18, 2011
Frances Reay replied to Frances Reay's discussion Gaps between window jamb extensions and original jambs!
"yep....In the end I figured it out. It really is the only way to do it. Thanks any way. Atleast now I know I did it the right way."
Sep 16, 2011
James Olson replied to Frances Reay's discussion Gaps between window jamb extensions and original jambs!
"Did you frame the rough opening of the new wall to me larger than the RO of the old one containing the windows? This is generally the better way to do it so moulding can be used to cover the transition."
Sep 15, 2011
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Working on livingroom floor

Its seems that sometime in the past 60 years of DIY renovation that plywood was considered a "Wonder product"as the walls and floors of my livingroom were covered in it. That is until today when I removed the last piece ofplywood from the walls and started on plywood abatement on the floor. I also got to thinking whilst on hands andknees how many nails does it take to hold down a 4x8 sheet of plywood. The answer in my case was hundreds. I litterallypulled out hundreds of 2" spiral bound nails…See More
Mar 26, 2011
Frances Reay posted a discussion

Gaps between window jamb extensions and original jambs!

I had to build window jamb extensions when I added 2x4 framing. Problem is that the originaljambs were not plumb so there is a uneven gap between the old and the new. How can I properlyclose this gap up ?See More
Mar 26, 2011

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Tell us about yourself:
Married with two children, I am currently trying to restore an
1872 victorian farmhouse on 8.5 acres. I have 4 dogs 9 chickens
5 ducks 6 cats and a pony.
Tell us about your old-house experiences and dreams:
My dream for my victorian farmhouse is to put the 1800s back
in. The previous owners have renovated any character out of it.
I am also trying to bring it kicking a screaming into the 21 century
with regard to plumbing, heating.

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Bathroom Reno...

My bathroom renovation started when I put my arms through the floor

by the toilet whilst trying to replace a wax seal on my old toilet.

After removing about 4 layers of flooring which included vinyl flooring, plywood, newspapers and thinset mortar I finally reached the old floor boards, sad to say they were all wet and rotted out with p...., well you know what. I had to remove all the boards and start over with new boards and 1/2 inch plywood. I gutted all the walls, removed…

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Posted on October 18, 2011 at 7:55pm

My porch restore

Finally got around to working on the porch. I have restored the window trim, replacing rotted out casing and stripping and repainting. I left the window for the spring as the weather is getting real wintery around here.

I also trimmed out the front door, it didnt have any trim at all. I took my inspiration from original interior trim. I think it turned out pretty good.

Posted on October 18, 2011 at 7:29pm

Working on livingroom floor

Its seems that sometime in the past 60 years of DIY renovation that plywood was considered a "Wonder product"

as the walls and floors of my livingroom were covered in it. That is until today when I removed the last piece of

plywood from the walls and started on plywood abatement on the floor. I also got to thinking whilst on hands and

knees how many nails does it take to hold down a 4x8 sheet of plywood. The answer in my case was hundreds. I litterally

pulled out…

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Posted on March 26, 2011 at 10:00pm

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