05:26AM | 05/21/01
Member Since: 05/20/01
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Bit of a long story. Moved into a home with 50's dark paneling. Ripped it all down to discover crumbling horse-hair plaster. Put up some blueboard over the old plaster and skimmed over the top. When the previous
owner put up the paneling he removed all the original molding. In order to replace the molding I've had to build out approx 9/16" around all the windows and doors to obtain surfaces more-or-less level with the plaster.

My original plan was to install the window and door molding flush with the 9/16" shims and then install a flat piece of molding on the inside of the frames (the part perpendicular to the walls) to cover up the seams and to provide some visual relief.

That brings me to my question: would I be
shooting myself in the foot if I reduce the width of my doorways by approximately 1/2" (fitting furnature, etc through the door)? If yes, I have two alternatives. 1) do not install the strip to cover the seams (and have no visual relief) or 2) rip out the narrow 9/16" shims and replace with something wide enough to allow an offset.

Any advice appreciated,



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