07:00AM | 02/27/02
Member Since: 08/27/01
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I'm going to install casings around my windows. I started the other night and noticed that when I placed the vertical piece around the window, the reveal was not consistant. At the top and bottom of the vertical piece, the reveal was a nice 1/8", but in the middle, it was about 1/4".

My question is, should I install the casings so they're plumb, meaning an uneven reveal as described above, or should I try to maintain a 1/8" reveal, meaning pulling the center of the casings in after nailing the top and bottom? Thanks.


04:44PM | 02/27/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
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Maintain your reveal, you will notice it more on the inside of the window than the outside of the trim.

Mark Hammond

05:07PM | 02/27/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
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Hi Indiana,
True for sure. The frame of the window and the casing should bend enough to leep the same margin for the full length of the casing. Pull it so that it matches and nail it fast.....Mark Hammond


02:52AM | 02/28/02
Member Since: 08/27/01
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OK, that's what I had planned to do. Hopefully some of the windows will be plumb and I won't have to worry about it with all of them. Thanks!

Mark Hammond

04:55PM | 02/28/02
Member Since: 05/09/01
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Hi again,
If you find that the angles at the corners are not exactly 90 degrees because you stuck to the reveal there is a strange little tool called an angle bisector. It is used to divide angles evenly regardless if they are 90 or not. It is used like a square and once set will allow you to mark half of the full angle by holding it against the edge of the casing or board. FYI.....Mark Hammond


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