COMMUNITY FORUM

JonathanGennick

11:07AM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
Bvwindows
I have a problem. A neighbor helped me trim a window. The jamb extensions extended slightly too far into the room. To get the trim to lie flat against the wall, he took a belt sander and sanded down the jamb extensions to make them flush w/the wall. Problem is, he did not sand evenly, and anyone looking closely will see that the edges are no longer flat.

He never did get the extensions quite flush w/the wall, so I have a bit of wood to play with. I'm thinking of using a flush-cut saw to go all the way around the jam, which hopefully will leave me with a nice surface. But would it be better for me to use a plane instead?

I can't easily remove the jamb extensions. They were attached to the window at the factory. The thought of trying to detach them does not fill me with joy.

I rather wish I hadn't let this friend help me. I'm no expert on trimwork, but taking a belt-sander to jambs that were protruding 1/8-1/4 inch just seemed wrong to me, and the results, sadly enough, confirm it.

Jonathan Gennick
http://gennick.com



theeagle

04:35PM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
an electric planer will work good, providing that there are no screws to hit in the drywall or jamb. using the flush cut saw will still leave an uneven surface, that then you can plane down to flush.

with the electric plane, just start on the part that sticks out the most.


JonathanGennick

04:42PM | 01/01/05
Member Since: 11/02/02
69 lifetime posts
Ok. I can go buy a plane tomorrow. I'll give it a go. Thanks for weighing in.

I'm still annoyed at myself for letting my neighbor go at the jamb with a sander. He does home renovation on the side. I figured he knew what he was doing.

Oh well. It's a lesson learned for the next room that I remodel.

Jonathan Gennick
http://gennick.com



Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2