Basement window trim..

Old 03-24-04, 05:04 PM
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Basement window trim..

Quick question. I am in the process of putting up the trim in my finished basement. I have 2 windows that need to have finish trim installed. What wood would you recommend for this? Pine or Poplar? I'm leaning towards poplar since I won't have to deal with nots in the wood. The rest of the outside trim molding will be painted white along with the finish trim for the windows. What I mean by finish trim for the windows is the wood that will sit on top of the 2x4 framing and go up against the metal window frame. Just wanted to make that clearer.

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Old 03-25-04, 06:51 PM
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i use sheetrock and create a trim from ripping down base moulding as a "jamb". here are some pics.[/url]
Old 03-30-04, 12:51 PM
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I just wrapped mine with drywall. I put a plastic j-bead/j-channel on the inside edge and put it flush to the metal frame of the window. then I used corner bead on the edges where it met the sheetrock on the walls.

It mudded easy and smooth and looks very finished. I suppose I could put a wood sill on if I wanted, put unless it doesn't wear well I don't think I will
Old 03-31-04, 12:48 PM
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With them all here . Just a drywall return to the window .You can cut a wood sill and put it in there with a small cove mold under it. It will trim the window out some for you
Old 04-23-04, 05:30 AM
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I used a piece of laminated counter top with the backsplash cut off for the sill, it comes in almost any color you could want and requires no painting or staining.
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Window trim

Maybe you should use teak
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I'll make it

a 4th opinion of just drywall it. If you decide later you don't like and want to trim it out then cut the drywall out and replace with desired material
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Another opinion: make them look like the windows upstairs.

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