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.
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