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mikee72

03:14AM | 11/13/05
Member Since: 02/25/05
42 lifetime posts
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I'm installing new windows and need to "mill" away the "strip" of wood that runs in the center of the window opening. Reason being, that my new windows have a thicker frame and sit further inside by 1/2" over the old single pane units. Normally, I believe that the "strip" I refer to is actually nailed to the opening, but in my case it was milled into each of the four sides of the opening. A cross-section would look like this:

__

___||____

My thought is that the strip has to either be reduced in width by 1/2", or removed completely and new strip be nailed down. I could route 1/2" out, but I'd still be left with all of the corners where the router would hit the next 90 deg. portion, leaving an ~3" uncut strip. My other thought would be to use a Sawzall to remove the strip and finish with a sander. Any advice would be appreciated.

mikee72

03:20AM | 11/13/05
Member Since: 02/25/05
42 lifetime posts
Looks my formatting got hosed by the server. Here's the diagram again. Ignore the periods.

.....__...window sits on this shelf

____|..|_____

|..wall......|

doug seibert

09:07AM | 11/13/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
843 lifetime posts
Mikee.....

I think you are refering to the "Parting Strip"

The strip fits INTO a dado in the side jamb.....it is removable......try driving a stiff putty knife along the sides to free it....

Alternately a sharp chisel will quickly sever the strip.........

mikee72

03:57PM | 11/13/05
Member Since: 02/25/05
42 lifetime posts
Thank you, Doug!

The reason why I think that my parting strip is not dado'd in is that I have a post and beam house that came as a kit, and when I removed the frame to the bathroom, I noticed that they were milled as one piece, without a center dado or removable "parting strip," or whatever the similar piece is called that the door closes against. The piece actually has a center channel on the bottom, which fits over the inside and outside wall that it caps.
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